I stumbled across this piece on the This is Money website from January 2011 which I found startling especially as I know it is still true today.
The anguish a legal process like this can have on someone trying to run a small business is huge, yet every step in the process is about giving money to the claimant not whether they have a case, have harassed and caused harm to someone else through their spurious claims. Even the ACAS mediation service just wants to agree a financial sum to settle!
It is absolutely right in my opinion that people who have been badly treated by employers should have free redress to compensation but only if they have a real case.
‘Litigants that fail at Employment Tribunal with their spurious claims against employers – even those who aren’t their employers, recruitment consultants etc – shouldn’t those litigants pay the legal costs of the person/organisation they wrongfully accused’.
What are your thoughts?