Pora v Cape Industrial Services Ltd Posted In: Case Law
Decision NumberUKEAT 0253_18_1902
Legal BodyEmployment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDismissal, Tribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
The Claimant was dismissed from his position and contacted Citizens Advice. A local Law Centre was recommended to him and, after filling in the relevant forms with a representative, he was of the belief that they would take his case forward. It emerged, in fact, that no claim for unfair dismissal was presented until after the time limit had expired.
The Claimant presented his claim alleging unfair dismissal and race discrimination to the tribunal and requested an extension of time based on his solicitors' negligence. It was argued that the claimant had done everything he could to present the claim in time.
While the EAT expressed sympathy for the Claimant’s position, it relied on the
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