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Do you think Mumsnet could get our employment rights back?

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Michaela5 Fri 11-Oct-13 06:20:48

You now need to work 2 yrs before you can caim for unfair dismissal AND there is a new £250 tribunal fee to start a claim and a whopping £950 fee to apply for a hearing!

The unions seem to be asleep (too busy looking after their rich bosses if you ask me!) and the Labour Party have been suspiciously quiet about it.

Any ideas?

KnackeredCow Fri 11-Oct-13 12:58:08

My understanding was that employment tribunal fees are being challenged and there is a judicial review hearing due this month.

BrownSauceSandwich Mon 14-Oct-13 19:48:22

If you care enough about it, do something yourself! The way you talk about the unions, as something outside yourself, I'm guessing you're not a member, or you're a totally passive member. If the former, why do you think the unions should be doing anything to help you? And if the latter, how do you think we can do anything without action from our members?

If you are a union member, and you don't think your union is doing enough, then rally your colleagues and petition for action. The unions are democratic organisations, but it can't work as it should if people just sit on their arses waiting for somebody else to do the hard work.

fedupwithdeployment Mon 14-Oct-13 20:04:15

To be honest I thnk the change in the law is a step n the right direction, and I have been on both sides of the fence. Ie a wronged employee and a lawyer working on behalf of a business being sued on very thin grounds be former employees. In practice I doubt it will make a lot of difference as you can sue for sex discrimination etc from day 1 and low earners will be exempt from the charges.

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