Tags: Justice

Complaining against a bad employer has become too expensive for many workers

Employers who bully, harass or cheat their workers out of their wages are increasingly likely to escape punishment as people wronged at work are prevented from seeking justice by the high cost of taking a tribunal case, says the TUC. Citing the new figures published by the Ministry of Justice yesterday, the TUC said that…

Whistleblowers should be rewarded not demonised

Change in work culture essential to stamp out wrongdoing One of the UK’s leading whistleblowing experts has claimed that rewards for whistleblowing and a change in work culture are vital if damaging public disclosures of information are to be avoided. Speaking a Middlesex University public debate last night, Professor of employment law, David Lewis argued…

Tribunal changes will lead to chequebook justice says union

Introducing fees to take claims to Employment Tribunals could have a huge impact on ensuring equality at work, TUC General Secretary, Brendan Barber, will warn a conference today (Friday). In December the Government announced a package of measures including an overhaul of Employment Tribunals. Under the changes workers with a gross annual income of at…

Employment tribunal fees will deny the poorest workers justice

Responding to the government’s announcement today (Wednesday) that it intends to charge workers a fee to take claims to employment tribunals, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said: ‘Employment tribunals are a key way of enabling workers to enforce their rights. Government proposals to introduce a fee to lodge an initial claim – and then possibly…