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It is important to comply so far as you possibly can with all case management orders, even if the other side is making it difficult for you by delaying on steps they are supposed to have taken.
A good reference from your current or former employer can be extremely important if you are looking for a new job. But how can you find out if you are being given a bad reference, and what can you do about it if you are?
Don’t ever assume that disclosure is completed. One particular point at which to reconsider whether the respondent has disclosed all the documents it ought to have is when you first read its witness statements.
The EAT has produced a new practice direction. This replaces the previous (2004) practice direction from the 22nd May 2008. There is no radical change.…
If you want the other side to do something (e.g. disclose some documents to you), always see if they will do it voluntarily before you apply for a tribunal order requiring them to do it.
Mothers of young children will often suffer the greatest losses when they are dismissed. If you have lost a responsible and demanding job soon after having your first child, you may have real difficulty getting or keeping another job at the same level.
One of the types of order that the tribunal can make is an ‘unless order’. This is an order in the form: “Unless you do that, this will happen”.
For example, the tribunal may order “Unless the Claimant discloses all the document on which he intends to rely by the 1st May, his claim will be struck out”.
Unless orders are usually made when a party has failed to comply with previous orders. They are a way of the tribunal saying “This is your last chance. Sort this out, or else.”