Aryeetey v Tuntum Housing Association - Mistake by Chairman is proper ground for extension of time limits  EAT
Mr Aryeetey, an accountant, was dismissed after raising concerns about certain practices within the Housing Association. He complained of automatic unfair dismissal and detriment short of dismissal - based on "whistleblowing". The tribunal originally rejected the detriment element of the claim, since Mr Aryeetey had not submitted a grievance. After he had done so a tribunal chairman specifically advised that he need not present a new claim. A second chairman disagreed - and allowed him to present a new claim out of time. Tuntum appealed.
The EAT dismissed the appeal.