Bryant v Housing Corporation: CA 21 May 1998

A complainant before an industrial tribunal will only be allowed to amend her statement in order to add an allegation of victimisation for sex discrimination where this arises naturally from the facts alleged. In this case the new claim was rather more than an amendment and amounted to a substitution of a new claim which was itself well out of time.


Lord Justice Nourse, Lord Justice Peter Gibson And Lord Justice Buxton


Times 01-Jun-1998, Gazette 01-Jul-1998, [1998] EWCA Civ 866, [1999] ICR 836




England and Wales


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EAT Practice and Procedure – Amendment

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