Are there time limits for bringing a discrimination case?

Yes. There are different, and very strict, time limits for registering different types of race cases brought under the Race Relations Act.

Tribunal deadlines for employment cases: three months less one day from the date of the incident you are complaining about.

County and sheriff court deadlines: six months less one day from the date of the incident you are complaining about.

Exceptionally, and only in very limited circumstances, the court or tribunal will consider a late application when they believe it is 'just and equitable' to do so.

Time limits also apply in judicial review proceedings and immigration appeals involving claims of racial discrimination.

For example, judicial review proceedings must be commenced within three months of date on which you complained about the action or decision.

Last Updated: 01 Jul 2009