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The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has upheld a decision not to accept a claim that was 88 seconds late. Claim Forms have to arrive at the Employment Tribunal within 3 months.
The former employee mistyped the address (typing ‘qsi’ instead of ‘gsi’) and by the time he sorted it out his Claim Form arrived 1 min 28 seconds after midnight.
The EAT stated that it was reasonably practicable for the claim to have been presented within time (i.e. before midnight), and although the result seemed harsh, time limits are there to be followed.
The whole case can be seen here Beasley v National Grid