David Renton appears for blacklisted construction worker

Thursday 1 September 2011

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David Renton appeared for the successful Claimant in Smith v Carillion Plc and ors, ET case 1310709/2009. The Tribunal had to consider whether or not to allow a case to be heard where the Respondents had provided data about the Claimant for a covert blacklisting file, with the result that the Claimant had not known about his case until 9 years after the last data had been added, and an equal time after the last occasion on which he had applied unsuccessfully for work as a result of the blacklist. The case raises important questions on the operation of the Tribunal time limits in circumstances where claims are brought long after the primary three month time limit. The case has been covered in The Mirror, the Telegraph and elsewhere.

David Renton was instructed by the Free Representation Unit.

David is a member of Garden Court's Employment, Discrimination and Professional Regulation team.

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