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Sex discrimination: Incorrect legal advice may excuse late discrimination complaint

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    Hawkins v (1) Ball and (2) Barclays Bank plc [1996] IRLR 258 EAT (0 other reports)

In deciding to exercise its discretion to extend the time limit for presentation of a complaint of sex discrimination, an industrial tribunal was entitled to take into account the fact that the complainant had been given incorrect legal advice, holds the EAT in Hawkins v (1) Ball (2) Barclays Bank plc [1996] IRLR 258. In this case the EAT also refuses to make a direction for the production of the industrial tribunal chair's notes of evidence, emphasising that such a direction is not appropriate in every case where an appeal is based on allegations of perversity.