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317. Responding to an employment claim

(1) Within 14 days after the defendant is served with the claim, the defendant must file in accordance with the relevant practice direction:
(a) an admission and any request for time to pay in accordance with Rules 42 and 43;
(b) an admission and any request for time to pay in accordance with Rules 42 and 43, and a defence, together with any counterclaim, if the defendant admits only part of the claim;
(c) a defence, together with any counterclaim, if the defendant disputes the whole of the claim; or
(d) an application to dispute the Court’s jurisdiction to try the claim.
(2) Where any counterclaim is filed and served, Rule 317(1) shall apply as appropriate.