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Industrial tribunals: Tribunal has discretion to add party outside time limit

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    Drinkwater Sabey Ltd v (1) Burnett and (2) Kent County Council [1995] IRLR 238 EAT (0 other reports)

An industrial tribunal has a discretion to permit the addition or substitution of a party at any time, even where the time limit for an application against that party has expired, holds the EAT in Drinkwater Sabey Ltd v (1) Burnett and (2) Kent County Council. A tribunal therefore exercised its discretion properly in allowing an applicant to join a company as a second respondent to his unfair dismissal complaint, where he learnt, more than three months after his dismissal, that the Transfer of Undertakings Regulations might apply to make the company liable to meet his claim.