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Hi, my name is Clifton! any one got any advice or have been to a work tribunal?

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Clifton
Clifton Community member Posts: 6 Listener
edited April 26 in Work and employment
I'm taking my ex employer to a tribunal for disability discrimination unfair dismissal & i was a whistle blower during covid as employer didn't follow government guidelines, any one got any advice or have been to a tribunal? Thanks 

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  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 5,149 Scope online community team
    edited April 26
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    Hey @Clifton and welcome to the community. :)

    I'm sorry to hear about your work tribunal, the added stress can't be easy. I'm afraid work law isn't my strong point so I don't have any advice to give. But I've updated your posts title and have moved it to the work and employment category, so hopefully more people in the know will see it and be able to offer some more support. I hope that's ok? 
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  • Clifton
    Clifton Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    Thanks so much, just joined so didn't realise there's different categories. Take care.
  • Scrumptious67
    Scrumptious67 Community member Posts: 49 Pioneering
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    Clifton said:
    I'm taking my ex employer to a tribunal for disability discrimination unfair dismissal & i was a whistle blower during covid as employer didn't follow government guidelines, any one got any advice or have been to a tribunal? Thanks 
    Hi Clifton, I haven't been through the tribunal system yet but have been looking into this a lot as I may have to soon go through this process for disability discrimination myself. I have found lots of resources that could help you and have improved my own knowledge a lot.  Feel free to give me a shout, I know it's a very stressful process to get through.
  • Clifton
    Clifton Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    Hi  thanks for your reply. I've done similar, a solicitor wanted to charge £495 an hour & would take 3hrs but found someone for £100 an hour plus vat but i think I'll put s counter offer in myself as I have no problem going to a tribunal. On citizens advice website they state they assess your case for you i made it easy for them as i wanted an idea of what to put for ill feeling, they said take the offer & move on, so i was really annoyed about that, are you getting a solicitor?
  • Scrumptious67
    Scrumptious67 Community member Posts: 49 Pioneering
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    Clifton said:
    Hi  thanks for your reply. I've done similar, a solicitor wanted to charge £495 an hour & would take 3hrs but found someone for £100 an hour plus vat but i think I'll put s counter offer in myself as I have no problem going to a tribunal. On citizens advice website they state they assess your case for you i made it easy for them as i wanted an idea of what to put for ill feeling, they said take the offer & move on, so i was really annoyed about that, are you getting a solicitor?
    Hello again, I'm not getting a solicitor as I can't afford one.  I have been using Valla to record my case notes and put everything in order and will likely ask them to to do a case assessment for me. 
     
    I can understand your frustration with the advice you were given, it's just not that easy to move on until you get that sense of justice.  I may decide to settle if the offer is good but it's going to be all about negotiating with them as I know they come in with an insulting offer.  I've seen what the tribunal award scales are so I won't accept anything lower. If they won't budge then off to tribunal. 
  • Clifton
    Clifton Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    Hi, Never heard of valla, can you get advice from them as well? 
     Have you used this https://www.monacosolicitors.co.uk/free-settlement-agreement-calculator

    Totally agree with you. my friend who was a civil servant so then was a great pension, he had a meeting with their barrister, ACAS who were really helpful his union representative who really let him down, my union dropped me after paying in for 31yrs I'm disgusted!! They started at 20k he took 28k but now wishes he'd gone to tribunal as it was disability discrimination & would of got a pension payments.discrimination isn't capped so could be decent £££ you probably already know this already? Have you done a schedule of loss? Statutory rights, pensinon, 8% interest, 25% uplift if they haven't followed ACAS CODE OF PRACTICE. ill to feeling payment I was at a loss with this hence citizens advice however I've read a lot of cases & solicitors websites so I'm thinking 18k however obviously up to judge.take care buddy, nice to know I'm not on my own, it seems everyone advises to take a lesser settlement...why should we! 
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