Employment Tribunal In The UK

Employment Tribunal – ML Expert Solicitors Team; Has an employee or former employee threatened or brought employment tribunal action against your organisation within the UK following a dispute within your business? Then you should make a no obligation call to the employment and commercial law specialists at Michael Lewin Solicitors who could provide outstanding legal advice and representation for litigation matters and with regards to achieving the best possible outcome available to your company from alternative dispute resolution methods.

Pay and Benefits Magazine published an article on the first of the 2012 reporting on recent employment tribunal cases that included a case involving the employee’s ability to pay costs Purohit v Hospira (UK) Ltd and another [2012] All ER (D) 10 (Oct).

The article informs us that "A dispute arose over the employee’s ability to pay costs to the employer".

It says that "The employee brought proceedings race discrimination victimisation and sexual harassment. The tribunal dismissed the allegations in their entirety. Following the dismissal of the claim the employer applied for costs. The tribunal gave directions and the employee was ordered to serve a witness statement in relation to her claims by the 3 May 2011. The matter was dealt with on the papers and the employee was subsequently ordered to pay costs of œ8000. In making its decision on costs the tribunal has stated: "As regards to her ability to pay she had not complied with the tribunal’s order that she should prepare and serve a witness statement with supporting evidence. There was a single page photocopy of her bank statement showing the balance œ172. She lives in a rented accommodation. We have not been told about any savings investments or liabilities. We cannot realistically take and needs into account."

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The above-mentioned article then goes on to say that the employee appealed. It says "she submitted inter-alia at the tribunal in assessing the needs had erred in failing to consider her witness statement to the effect that she had no savings or investments. She contended that she had complied with the tribunal’s order. The appeal would be allowed to part."

The article further explains that that the issue was the tribunal had a wide discretion whether to take means into account.

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