Novak v Phones 4U Limited Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyEmployment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDiscrimination and Equality
The claimant appealed against a ruling that the claimant's claims of disability discrimination were out of time. The appeal was allowed and the case was remitted to a full merits hearing.
The EAT held that postings made on Facebook over a four-month period about an employee were part of a continuing act for the purposes of discrimination law, despite a seven-week break in the postings. An earlier Employment Tribunal dismissed Mr Novak's claim, holding that the sets of comments were separate acts as they did not involve the same individuals, the subject matter was different and there was a break of 7 weeks between the postings.
The tribunal, therefore, dismissed matters arising from the
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