OK, we're all glad, except the money-grabbers, that the government's been forced to ditch charging for employment tribunals. The people who paid are
to get reimbursed.
But... What about the poor buggers who couldn't afford to pay and, therefor, didn't take their gripes to the tribunals? If you don't take the case to tribunal within three years of the incident, you're buggered. What about them, Mrs BarelyManaging? (Like you give a toss).
3 months, actually. I know. It was my job. I think even accidents are two years.
You can argue for an extended time limit if you can show reasonable grounds for being unable to submit the claim within the three month limit.
Being part of a union comes into its own in things like this but non-unionised Joe Bloggs was cast to the wind unless they could personally afford to put the rotten dirty employer on the back foot.
All changed(again) now. Thank goodness. Literally.
When I had my case looked at, ASLEF dumped me, because they were in pay negotiations, at the time. So much for the union...
I was so incensed that I found a "No win, no fee" bunch, to represent me.
It felt good to stick two fingers up at ASLEF, when I won the case. Pity the deal with the solicitor was that they took a third of my payout. Still, twenty five grand was better than a kick up the ar5e.
The young barrister actually sobbed, when we won.
The swine! Glad you won.
Acronyms are all well and good, if we all know what they mean.
ASLEF is a Railway Union.
Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen.
OOPS! Sorry about that, Leigh. [bad img]http://www.katzy.dsl.pipex.com/Smileys/blush2.gif[/bad img]
Here. You weren't a boiler stoker were you Katzy? And did you have a Casey Jones hat?
Thanks John. I've just been involved in a panel to draft a charter for Government to engage with the community and one of the biggest bugbears for all in the panel was the use of Jargon.