- Early conciliation time limit extensions are sequential not alternatives (Luton Borough Council v Haque)
- What are the practical implications of this judgment?
- What is the relevant background?
- Background law
- Background facts
- The decision of the employment tribunal
- What did the EAT decide?
- Case details
Employment analysis: The provisions in section 207B of the Employment Rights Act 1996 (ERA 1996), and elsewhere, which provide for time limits to be extended on account of early conciliation are to be applied sequentially. They are not alternatives, ie sub-section 207B(3) applies in every case and, where it applies, sub-section 207B(4) operates to extend the time limit as first modified by sub-section 207B(3), according to the EAT.
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