Delays in the postal service, the closure of some jobs and a large part of the staff working from home have resulted in a number of applications sent by post being received too late in the day or have been completely missed. In addition, an increasing delay in claims submitted to ETs resulted in claims not being notified to the defendants or it was expected that a claim would probably not be received and therefore neglected. This section examines the steps that a respondent should take to participate in substantive proceedings if the response time has not been met. For more information on setting up a Directors Service Agreement with the support of Linder Myers` employment lawyers, contact our legal team on 0800 042 0700. From the outset, we advise you competently and ensure that issues that have a significant impact on the design of board contracts are duly taken into account. . . .