Biggs v Somerset County Council [1995] IRLR 452 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • EAT limits retrospective claims

    Date:
    1 September 1995

    In Biggs v Somerset County Council (6 July 1995) EOR63B, the EAT rules that a part-time worker dismissed in 1976 was time-barred from bringing an unfair dismissal complaint in 1994 shortly after the decision of the House of Lords that the hours per week qualifying condition under UK law was contrary to European Community law.

  • Sex discrimination: Part-timer's dismissal complaint out of time

    Date:
    1 August 1995

    In Biggs v Somerset County Council, the EAT holds that an industrial tribunal has no jurisdiction to hear a part-timer's claim for compensation for unfair dismissal brought shortly after the House of Lords' decision in R v Secretary of State for Employment ex parte Equal Opportunities Commission in March 1994, in respect of a dismissal which took place 18 years previously.