T&G v Safeway Stores Ltd - Protective award claim allowed out of time as amendment to existing claim [2007] EAT

Safeway had made some 600 workers redundant. The T&G Union considered that Safeway had failed properly to consult the workers and therefore wished to make a claim for protective award on their behalf. However more than 3 months had elapsed so the claim was time barred and there was no chance of trying to persuade a tribunal that it had been "not reasonably practicable" to present the claim in time and thus be allowed an extension of time.

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