Office Equipment Systems Ltd v Hughes [2018]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    EWCA Civ 1842
  • Legal Body
    England and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Tribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
Issues covered: Employment Tribunals Rules of Procedure 2013; ET3; Time Limit for Lodging Response; Application for Extension of Time; Participation in Remedy Hearing

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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This article is correct at 09/08/2018

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