L for Limitation PeriodsPosted in : Essential Guide to Employment Contracts on 19 July 2011
Kiera Lee, writes:
1. General rule
Most employment related complaints, including claims for unfair dismissal, must be brought within 3 months of the date of the incident giving rise to the claim. Article 145 of the Employment Rights (Northern Ireland) Order (as amended) states:
"an industrial tribunal shall not consider a complaint under this Article unless it is presented to the tribunal -
(a)before the end of the period of three months beginning with the effective date of termination, or
(b)within such further period as the tribunal considers reasonable in a case where it is satisfied that it was not reasonably practicable for the complaint to be presented before the end of that period of
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