Ashley v City Holdings - Discrimination claim arising out of dismissal did not require separate grievance and was brought in time by virtue of automatic extension of time limits [2007] EAT

Ms Ashley complained that, on 22 March 2006, she had been unfairly dismissed, and also that City Holdings' handling of her grievances had amounted to race discrimination. She submitted no grievance in relation to her discrimination claim. At the time she submitted her claim of unfair dismissal to the employment tribunal on 11 August 2006, her internal appeal had yet to take place, which meant that the statutory grievance procedures were still ongoing. At a PHR the tribunal dismissed the claims as out of time. Ms Ashley appealed.

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