Last edited 07 Mar 2019

Employer delay

The term ‘employer delay’ is commonly used to describe any delay caused by an employer risk event (an event or cause of delay or disruption which under the contract is at the risk and responsibility of the Employer).

The Society of Construction Law Delay and Disruption Protocol, 2nd edition, distinguishes between:

The expression 'excusable delay' is sometimes used to describe an employer delay in
respect of which the contractor is entitled to an extension of time.

Ref Society of Construction Law Delay and Disruption Protocol, 2nd edition, February 2017, published by the Society of Construction Law (UK). https://www.scl.org.uk/resources/delay-disruption-protocol

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