The EAT has confirmed that the statutory grievance procedures do not apply to an employee's claim against a fellow employee (following the earlier EAT decision of Bissett v Martins and Castlehill House Association). Accordingly, there is no requirement to issue a grievance against a fellow employee prior to commencing a discrimination claim. However, claimants need to be aware that whilst time for submitting a claim against the employer may be extended where a statutory grievance has been issued, the grievance will NOT operate to extend time for the claim against the employee. In practice, this means that claimants bringing joint claims against both employers and employees would be well advised to bring both within the normal time limit rather than risk the claim against their fellow employee being time-barred. (Odoemelam v The Whittington Hospital NHS Trust).