Equality Act 2010: Time Limits for Claims

Part of Justice – in the House of Commons on 22nd March 2022.

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Photo of Pauline Latham Pauline Latham Conservative, Mid Derbyshire

I thank the Minister for his answer. The Government have committed to considering extending the time limits for Equality Act claims in employment tribunals. Currently, a three-month time limit means that pregnant women have to bring a case in the first months after birth, and sexual harassment victims have to do so while they are still incredibly traumatised. That is unconscionably restrictive, and because it forces people down the litigation route before mediation is finished, it is probably also very inefficient. Will the Department deliver an extension so that those who are subject to workplace harassment and discrimination can access justice?