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  1. I will get the defence shortly. I planned on including Google's own documentation (or a quote from which) to clarify what the definitions are. Yes, any web developer or programmer could see it at the top of the document. It was not hidden, quite the opposite.
  2. Thank you Andy, solid information. I can relax a little knowing I don't need to take further action at this stage. You seem sure I only need myself as a witness. 1) I wonder why you are so sure. Would I not benefit from a witness? 2) I imagine I will still need to tick Yes for the witness question and then give my own details. abe - I am not part of any professional body.
  3. Sorry for the delayed response both, I appreciate you taking an interest. The deadline to respond was 26th march. My ex-employer did not give me any warning or notice that they were going to file a claim. The last email I had from them accused me of delaying help by two days to extend the time they were de-indexed by Google, thus costing them money and the bonuses of the sales team. As I hadn't been employed by them for a month I thought they should have been grateful I helped them at all, but I don't know how a judge would see it. I have submitted by defence, it was long and I
  4. Here is the first draft of my defence to submit with the defence form. I would appreciate your opinions. I deny and refute all allegations in the particulars of this claim. I deny that I did not inform my previous employer to the existence of No Follow tags. I ask that this claim be struck out for the following reasons - I was in direct control of the claimant as an employee - The claimant has given no indication or evidence as to how they have come to a £8,930 loss - The claimant alleges I did not inform them of NoIndex tags and is aware I have evidence to the contrary
  5. Hello Andy, What I am suggesting is, the small claims track is for claiming money owed, and that the employer has selected the wrong course. If employees are protected under the Employment Act from being sued by their employers for mere negligence or other things, how can that be overruled by a county court claim that a judge has yet to see. If I am way off beat please tell me and I will abandon this approach. it seems that if employees are protected, this nonsense claim should not stand. I need to figure out if it is worth making part of my defence, that I was an
  6. Hello everyone, In the last couple of days I have done some research, approached people willing to give witness statements and worked on my defence. It turns out no less than 3 contractors broke off business relationships with the employer in the space of a month, due to their abusive behaviour. If I am correct, in cases of negligence (or alleged negligence in this circumstance) an employer is not able to sue an employee due to rules set out in the Employment Act. Does anybody know if this is strictly true? Since this should be the whole of my defence if it is and I could reques
  7. Outstanding insight. They have a lawyer they contact almost daily (they are always sending threatening letters to someone). There must be a reason they have not used him this time. Good food for thought. I have been on the phone to Hiscox insurance. I have professional indemnity insurance from 12th January. Unfortunately the time I was employed by them was in December a month earlier, so I imagine I will not be covered.
  8. I did not expect so many responses and so quickly. Again thank you. Webmaster Highlighting how I did the right thing requires knowledge of web development and so it is a struggle to simplify it for a judge, but I shall keep trying. I was indeed an employee and can prove it with my wage slip. I will likely have an email someone with an offer of employment and/or contract. Great points! I will make a note of them for my witness statement later. They barely had any online sales, that is why they employed me. Is the duty on them to prove loss of revenue? They responded to my
  9. Thank you both for your replies. Firstly, I don't know if it is relevant or worth saying in court, but I did do my job right. It is best practice to have NoIndex tags on a test website so that it doesn't take away from your real site. They are the ones who didn't do their job right when they migrated their website in a rush. 'NoIndex' and 'do not follow' refer to the same thing. The claimant actually means NoIndex which is a different thing to do not follow. Defence: I advised my then employer that the website would break if we moved it and that we needed their previous web de
  10. Hello CAG community, Today I received a Count Court Claim from my ex employer for just over £9,000 (including £410 court fee). I have 12 days to decide if I am going to respond with acknowledgement, to apply for 28 days to build my case, or respond with a defence. The space they give you to write a defence is very insufficient. I imagine I could write more online. I can not afford a lawyer and will most likely have to represent myself. The court has an NN postcode and is not close to where I live in the West Midlands. The story: I accepted a job from an e-commerce employe
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