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Time limit on retrospective claims

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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. There was no legal impediment which would have prevented her from arguing when she was dismissed that the restriction on claims by part-time workers was indirectly sex discriminatory and contrary to EC law.