Ameyaw v PricewaterhouseCoopers Services Ltd and another UKEAT/0292/18/LA

Appeal against the ET’s refusal to grant two adjournment applications. Appeal dismissed.

The Claimant presented claims forms to the ET raising multiple complaints pursuant to the Equality Act 2010, of direct discrimination, harassment and victimisation. On two occasions, she applied for adjournment of the Full Merits Hearing, but her applications were refused. Following the Full Merits Hearing, the Claimant appealed on a wide range of grounds, essentially that she had been deprived of a fair hearing because the ET had erred in law by failing to take account of relevant factors, and by taking account of irrelevant factors, in exercising its direction and refusing to adjourn in response to her applications.

The EAT held that the ET had correctly determined that the Claimant's previous attempts to appeal the adjournment decisions had been dismissed, and that any further attempt to appeal those decisions was out of time and an abuse of process.

Published: 20/12/2019 14:43

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