Rawson v Doncaster NHS Primary Care Trust - Question of whether it is just and equitable to extend time must be considered as factor when considering whether to allow amendment to admit a new claim [2008] EAT

Mrs Rawson brought claims of unfair dismissal and whistleblowing against Doncaster NHS. 5 months later her solicitor applied to amend her claim to include disability discrimination. At a Case Management Discussion (CMD) an employment judge refused leave to amend. He said that the disability claim had not been mentioned at a previous CMD or any time earlier; to allow the amendment would mean postponing the already listed full hearing; it would put Doncaster to a geat deal of extra work; and Mrs Rawson was already bringing a claim with un-capped compensation if she succeeded.

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