British Coal Corporation v Keeble and others [1997] IRLR 336 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Sex discrimination: Biggs not applicable to sex discrimination time limit

    Date:
    1 September 1997

    In British Coal Corporation v Keeble and others the EAT holds that, when considering whether to exercise its discretion to extend the time limit for lodging a complaint under the Sex Discrimination Act 1975, the industrial tribunal was entitled to take into account the applicant's understandable misunderstanding of European Community sex discrimination law.

  • Misunderstanding of law excuses late claim

    Date:
    1 June 1997

    A mistake of law can be "just and equitable" grounds for allowing a claim under the Sex Discrimination Act, the EAT has held in British Coal Corporation v Keeble and others.