Sex discrimination: Feasible for part-timer to claim unfair dismissal in 1976
This report relates to 1 case(s)
Biggs v Somerset County Council  IRLR 203 CA (1 other report)
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 26.1.96 Court of Appeal. There had been no legal impediment preventing her from presenting a complaint, and arguing that the statutory hours threshold which disqualified her from doing so was - as the House of Lords subsequently held in R v Secretary of State for Employment ex parte Equal Opportunities Commission and another  IRLR 176 - incompatible with Community law.