Cranwell v Cullen UKEAT/0046/14:
No discretion in the Employment Tribunal for claimant who does not undertake early conciliation
Ms Cullen, who had been the victim of appalling bad treatment from her former employer, including sexual harassment and a physical assault, lodged a claim form and ticked the box indicating that she was exempt from early conciliation. However, none of the exemptions under rule 3 of the Employment Tribunal Rules of Procedure Regulations 2014 applied to her and the EJ rejected her claim on this basis. She appealed.