The Employment Appeal Tribunal has considered the meaning of “one month after Day B” when granting extensions in early conciliation proceedings to clarify when is the last day to hand in the early conciliation forms. The Tribunal has held that the “corresponding date” rule applies when calculating the one month extension of time afforded to a prospective claimant under the early conciliation rules.
The rule provides that a period of a month or months “from” or “after” a particular date will end on the corresponding date in the relevant month. In this case when the claimant received his early conciliation certificate on 30 June, the extension of time under section 207B(4) of the Employment rights Act 1996 meant that the relevant limitation period expired on 30 July.
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