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Time limits: Extension of time refused where incomplete internal appeal caused delay

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A delay caused by an incomplete internal appeals process will not invariably lead to an extension of time to bring a claim under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 ("the DDA"), holds the EAT in Robinson v The Post Office [2000] IRLR 804. Where this factor is fairly considered and put into the balance when the justice and equity of the matter is determined, the tribunal could not be said to have erred in law in refusing to extend time in circumstances where the applicant was advised of the time limit on at least two occasions by trade union officials, chose to ignore that advice in concentrating on his internal appeal, and was capable of dealing with his own affairs.