Reported Cases

Case 1

Arun Estate Agencies Ltd & Anor v Sheridan (2001) EAT 0829 01 1411 set a legal precedent when claimant Monica Sheridan was able to claim a sex discrimination some five years after the discriminatory acts had occurred. Chairman David de Saxe exercised his discretion as Employment Chairman to allow an extension to the normal three month time limit in which to bring the claim. The discrimination was so serious that the Claimant suffered a nervous breakdown and was considered too unwell to pursue her claim for the interim period. Employment Law UK Limited was instructed throughout to bring this case to a successful conclusion.

Case 2

Commotion Limited v Rutty EAT on 13th October 2005 reported at [2006] ICR 290 (and also at [2006] IRLR 1) set a legal precedent clarifying the issue that an employee need not write a formal written grievance to an employer in order to comply with the ACAS code of practice; provided that the complaint is in writing and the issues complained of are apparent, the complaint will amount to a grievance. Employment Law UK Limited were instructed throughout.