Office Equipment Systems Ltd v Hughes Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceEWCA Civ 1842
Legal BodyEngland and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionTribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
The claimant Ms Hughes issued a claim in the employment tribunal in Cardiff for unfair dismissal, sex discrimination, notice pay, holiday pay and arrears of pay against her employer, Office Equipment Systems Ltd. The respondent company failed to lodge a response within the specified timeframe.
Where no response has been presented in time rule 21 states a judge can decide whether on the available material a determination can properly be made of the claim.
The respondent subsequently lodged a response accompanied by an application under Rule 20 for an extension of time and an order that the Rule 21 judgment be set aside. Their reason for the delay was that their employee Mr Jackson, who was
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