Employment tribunal rejects retired fee-paid judge’s application for extension of time on fair and equitable grounds

A retired part-time judge has lost a tribunal claim for a pension after complaining that she had not been treated as favourably as full-time judges.

Val Garston who left the judiciary in 2009 at the compulsory retirement age of 70 has been told that her legal claim at London Central Employment Tribunal was made nearly four years too late.

Employment tribunal applications under the part-time workers regulations must be made within three months of the less favourable treatment complained of and an extension of time is only granted in exceptional circumstances.