Jurkowska v Hlmad Limited [2008] EWCA Civ 231; [2008] IRLR 430

In Jurkowska v Hlmad Limited [2008] EWCA Civ 231, the Court of Appeal upheld the EAT's decision to extend the time limit for submitting a notice of appeal. The employer lodged its notice of appeal on the last day of the 42-day time limit but omitted to submit the necessary copy of the tribunal's judgment until 33 minutes after the 4pm deadline on the 42nd day.

The court declined to interfere with the EAT's exercise of its discretion in applying the guidelines in United Arab Emirates v Abdelghafar [1995] IRLR 243. This was an example of a rare and exceptional case where it was justifiable to extend the time limit.


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