Discrimination claim time limits

Details about how long you have to present a discrimination claim to a tribunal. 

If you believe you have been discriminated against at work, contact the NEU Adviceline without delay.

Call us on 0345 811 8111 or email us at [email protected].

Discrimination claims must be presented to a tribunal within:

  • General rule (3 months less 1 day of act or omission complained of).
  • Summary dismissal (3 months from date employment terminated).
  • Dismissal with notice (3 months from date when notice expired).
  • Constructive dismissal (3 months from date of resignation, or from date when notice expired).
  • Failed promotion (3 months from employer’s decision).
  • Continuing act of discrimination (3 months from last act in the series).
  • Failure to make reasonable adjustments (3 months from decision to do nothing, or from the expiry of a period within which the employer might reasonably have been expected to do something).
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