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  1. Having read threads I have to empathise with Happy Hlelper. OP ; intriguing post and so glad to hear that Sidewinder and Happy Helper have so expertly guided you. Keep us updated.
  2. This appears to be an opportunity that CAGGERS should not overlook. If anybody , or relatives / friends can attend then it will prove that we are willing to stand up to ATOs's alleged unfair treatment. If we stay silent, then for the main part we may have to accept that ATOS are merely carrying out their contractual duties. Words do little, positive lawful action may be a step in the right direction.
  3. Hi Kevin G. I t have minimal experience in law re alleged benefit fraud. That said, I can suggest the following based on a real life case. Based on your statements it would appear that your solicitor may over time be able to plead to the DWP/ CPS that due to your apparent chronic mental impairment that it is not in the public interest to continue with your case. I helped a friend with a similar matter and after making 6 such "fair and reasonable" requests the CPS elected to submit no evidence and thus by default the case was acquitted. My friend also got all their out of pocket expenses
  4. Hopefully this will make some CAGGERS laugh. I asked for clarification re point 1) and 2) of my post by calling ET helpline in Bury St Edmunds. Was eventually put through to a senior person. Guess what, I was right and local ET centre were wrong. The cutoff is and always has been 1700hrs for ET1 delivery in person ...and midnight for online ET1's. My legitimate concerns were noted and the local ET office is to be "re-trained" !! The senior ET official also confirmed that the number of new ET1 claims is in terminal decline and HMCTS jobs are at risk. Further, I am now aware of t
  5. ET1 FILING DEADLINE > SUMMER 2013 FEE IMPOSITION & 90% REDUCTION IN NEW ET CLAIMS SINCE LATE JULY 2013 1) ET filing deadline - Prior to Summer 2013 (ie when filing fees etc were introduced) it was lawful to submit a claim to the ET by 2359hrs on the day before 3 months after one's effective date of termination. This differed from the customary 1600hrs county court cut off. Has this rule changed ? I ask because today (13 Feb) I submitted an ET1 and fee remission form (EX160A) by hand to my local ET (Manchester). I handed it in at 1645. Although it was in fact "in time" it wa
  6. Sorry to post this query here .but I had been trying to reply to a PM from an administrator , but my mail box wiill currently not allow me to send any more msgs via PM .... when I try to send a reply the following message pops up : "You have reached your stored private message quota and cannot send any further messages until space has been created." I am at a loss to understand how I create more space. I've deleted some msgs and that has made no difference !? If a member knows how to fix this please let me know in simple (non techy) english on a step by step basis ! Thank you.
  7. Again i think some members may be missing the emerging point of the thread. I agree that the OP has no hope of an in time ET claim. I was merely passing on some of my own experiences to counter some member replies which appeared to infer that I was away with the fairies lol As far as I am aware the OP is no longer seeking UD . He just wants a reference . End of !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Maybe a new thread and topic is required as this post may turn into a member's point scoring farce which may regrettably be unhelpful to the OP for whom we are meant to, if at all p
  8. Aah ok ... well the simple answer is yes, Forgery is a criminal offence and if proven an employee may well risk summary dismissal for gross misconduct.
  9. Re forgery - what has this got to do with your post !? It's easy to resolve, may need to start a new thread as you may confuse the issue. Re your post feedback . A) Civil court is risky. At best you'll have a 50/50 chance of succeeding with a DD claim. if you lose in county court you may well face a massive legal bill from ur employer. Safer to lodge claim in ET as costs are in 99% of cases borne by each party. B) Unscrupulous solicitors and LEI providers are the norm. For proof ask the law society why in a recent poll only 40% of their regulated members were trusted by the public.
  10. Hugely - the case is a recent European judgement. You are allowed to choose your own solicitor. Better still you should ( I think) be able to choose your own barrister ( often called "counsel") . Again , all things being equal, I would always choose an employment barrister over an employment solicitor. Who is your actual Legal Expenses Insurance (LEI) provider ? Is it DAS ? I have had dealings with most of them. They pay solicitors approx £100 per hr whilst solicitors want to be paid extortionate fee rates such as £175 - £250 per hr plus VAT. Many solicitors eventually get de-motiva
  11. Glad to hear that hugely. Again, be wary of solicitors who do legal aid work. In my experience they will abandon you when their government funded allowance of money runs out, which typically is insufficient to even prepare a half decent ET1, never mind represent you thereafter. The EHRC represent some disabled folk, but its rare. They are good ; very good. Becky - glad to hear you prefer claimant work. You are an exception and i applaud you. Shame i do not know where you practice as i currently have 40 claimants with counsel on board for a case with with 75% prospects of success. Mo
  12. With respect i think members may be missing the point of what the OP is truly seeking. A reference. You are correct re ET claim prospects ... close to zero. ... and without an EX160A fee exemption it would be a waste of at least £250 filing fee. Re Becky's comments- They seem to be unusually harsh and disproportionate. Re comment 1 - the six month extension is not false. I applied after 5 months as a disabled person, and got claim accepted. I also think Disability discrimination can still be lodged in time in civil courts. Again, a long shot, but a letter before action may lead t
  13. Aah forgot it was your post superdry. It's worth a shot. Be confident and speak to EHRC as per link above. I think you can get them to compromise. Be tenacious.
  14. ... and as a minimum call these guys - they are public body who help out with discrimination issues - they are excellent and better than any solicitor ive ever encountered : http://www.equalityadvisoryservice.com/
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