*J v K and another (Equality and Human Rights Commission intervening)

Employment Appeal Tribunal – Practice. In the very particular circumstances of the present case, the judge had been wrong to refuse an extension of time for the appellant to appeal to the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) from a decision of the Employment Tribunal. The appellant had provided a satisfactory explanation for missing the deadline for the appeal, namely his (on the particular facts, reasonable) ignorance of the 10mb limit on the EAT server. Accordingly, the Court of Appeal, Civil Division, allowed the appellant's appeal. The court also gave guidance on the relevance of a party's mental ill-health in the context of an application for an extension of time for appealing.

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