First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced an end to employment tribunal fees as she revealed the Scottish government‘s legislative programme yesterday. She promised to draw on new powers delivered by the Scotland Bill to scrap charges for bringing cases to an employment tribunal, winning praise from the Law Society of Scotland and a range of Scottish lawyers. The charges were …
Employment Tribunal Litigant in Person Scheme (ELIPS)The ELA Pro Bono Committee is delighted to announce that HMCTS has given us permission to run a 3 month pilot of our proposed duty solicitor scheme at London Central Employment Tribunal.The scheme is called ELIPS (Employment Tribunal Litigant in Person Support Scheme) and is modelled on the successful litigant in person scheme which has been running in the Chancery Division of the High Court (CLIPS) for the past 18 months. The pilot will star
Malcolm Mackay, Chairman of United Employment Lawyers, shares his views on proposed changes to the employment tribunal system in Scotland. As an experienced employment lawyer who cares about my chosen field I feel qualified and compelled to state a position on proposals to downgrade the employment tribunal system in Scotland. The views stated here are … Continue reading From Shetland to Truro – why Great Britain should maintain a united employment tribunal system →
It looks better if you leave because you didn’t have a job to go to. This underlines how bad the treatment from your employer must have been. If you have a job to go to, the other side can argue that you left because the grass was greener. In any tribunal case you will have to exchange documents like emails with recruiters, so don’t create these documents whilst at work. Put feelers out by phone and in person instead. These can’t be disclosed in a tribunal case and you are unlikely to be asked about it.
By Brian Napier QC (Scotland) and Jonathan Mitchell QC (Scotland)The recent rejection by the Court of Appeal to Unison’s challenge to the fee-charging regime that is now part of our employment tribunal system comes as a set-back to all who see fee-charging as a denial of (access to) justice. This week, however, there is good news for some claimants...
In Ngwenya v Cardinal Newman Catholic Secondary School UK, the Claimant, a school teacher, brought an unsuccessful claim against the school for race discrimination and underpayment of salary. The tribunal struck out his claims for being out of time,...
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