Arthur v Belfast Health & Social Care Trust [2022]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Tribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
Issues covered: Tribunal Procedure; Time Limits

The issue at this preliminary hearing was whether the claim of breach of contract was out of time and whether time should be extended.  Both parties agreed this was the issue at the start of the hearing and that there were no other issues. Evidence was heard on the point of time limits and the case was dismissed for want of jurisdiction. The point being that the claimant had a contract as a nurse which ended in October 2019 and then she was re-engaged albeit as a bank nurse. The issue was in relation to the original contract and time ran from October 2019 regardless of the fact that a new contract started straight after. As a result, the claim was out of time.

At the point of the case

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This article is correct at 23/11/2022

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