Fay v Department of Finance [2021]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    NIIT 1622/21
  • Legal Body
    Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Unfair Dismissal
Issues covered: Time Limits; Unfair Dismissal

The claimant had issued a claim for disability discrimination from 13th February 2019. There were a series of Case Management Discussions (as they were termed at the time) between June 2019 and January 2020.   The claimant failed to attend but submitted medical evidence as to why he was unable to attend. This medical evidence was accepted by the Tribunal. When he did attend a Case Management Discussion, he was informed that there was no claim for unfair dismissal and was given two options by the Tribunal: 

  1. Lodge a new Tribunal claim and seek an extension of the statutory time limit; or 
  2. Apply to amend to original claim and apply for the necessary extension. 

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This article is correct at 24/08/2021
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