University of Westminster v Bailey: EAT 22 Sep 2009

EAT JURISDICTIONAL POINTS: Extension of time: just and equitable
The Employment Judge erred when he exercised discretion to allow a Sex Discrimination Act 1975 claim 19 months out of time, the prejudice to the Respondent being considerable, on the grounds amongst others that a senior lecturer in business did not know the Act applied to men, and was seeking to operate internal grievance machinery. Although a litigant in person, the Claimant had five post-graduate degrees and represented his union and the public and was at no disadvantage.
Appeal allowed, Judgment set aside and discretion exercised afresh to dismiss the claim.


[2009] UKEAT 0345 – 09 – 2209




Updated: 04 August 2022; Ref: scu.377540