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Alliance & Leicester PLC v Kidd - No extension of time where delay due to negligent advice [2007] EAT

An employment tribunal allowed Ms Kidd to lodge an unfair dismissal complaint which was out of time because she had been wrongly advised by her TU representative (he had advised her, wrongly, that time for submitting her claim ran from when her internal appeal to her employer had been rejected whereas the correct position is that time runs from the effective date of termination of employment - usually, as in this case, some while earlier). The employer appealed to the EAT and has won. As the EAT headnote succinctly puts it: "Claimant fixed with actions of her negligent adviser".

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