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Redundancy: Unfair redundancy dismissals - time limits and compensation

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    James W Cook & Co (Wivenhoe) Ltd (in liquidation) v Tipper and others [1990] IRLR 386 CA (0 other reports)

In James W Cook & Co (Wivenhoe) Ltd (in liquidation) v Tipper and others the Court of Appeal holds that an industrial tribunal was entitled to exercise its discretion to extend the time limit for unfair dismissal applications from redundant employees, who mistakenly believed that work would "pick up" and they would be re-employed, until two weeks after the employer's business closed down. The Court also holds that the date of closure of the business must be the cut-off point in calculating future loss of wages for the purposes of compensation.