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Arnold Clark Automobiles Ltd v Glass - Dispute Resolution regulations automatic extension of time for lodging a tribunal claim [2007] EAT

Mr Glass, an apprentice mechanic, lodged a claim for unfair dismissal  two days after the expiry of the statutory 3 month time limit. An Employment Tribunal Chairman held that he had had reasonable grounds to believe that a dismissal procedure was being followed and therefore that time was automatically extended for a further 3 months Employment Act 2002 (Dispute Resolution) Regulations 2004 reg 15. That regulation applies only if there are reasonable grounds for the belief at the time when the normal time limit expires.

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