Biggs v Somerset County Council [1996] IRLR 203 CA

Reports relating to this case:

  • Time limit on retrospective claims

    Date:
    1 May 1996

    In Biggs v Somerset County Council (26 January 1996) EOR67A, the Court of Appeal holds that it was "reasonably practicable" for a part-time employee to have brought an unfair dismissal complaint within the requisite three months from her dismissal in 1976, notwithstanding that she was excluded under UK law by reason that she worked insufficient hours.

  • Sex discrimination: Feasible for part-timer to claim unfair dismissal in 1976

    Date:
    1 March 1996

    It was "reasonably practicable" for a part-time employee dismissed in 1976, who complained of unfair dismissal 18 years later, to have done so within three months of her dismissal, holds the Court of Appeal in Biggs v Somerset County Council.