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Help!!!!! ]I am a disabled single parentm I was made redundant following a restructuring which happened while I was off sick, I put in claims for disability discrimination, sex and race discrimination and Unfair dismissal. I recently attended a CMD (I am self representing) and the judge said that part of the issues I asked the tribunal to deal with were out of time and that I could use it as background information or by a certain date inform the respondent if I still intended to pursue the claims that were deemed out of time. I Informed the respondent that I wished to pursue these claims as it was a continuous act of discrimination and the restructuring should be dealt with in its entirety as the discrimination occurred throughout that process. They have now informed me that they are going to ask for a PHR and will ask for their costs to be paid for by me... I have no money as it is, this has been ongoing for almost a year and the redundancy money is all spent and I am not working as I have clinical depression as well as existing conditions which have been made worst due to the stress. What are the chances of me being made to pay the respondents costs or is it just a tactic to discourage me from pursuing the claims? Please I need advice!!!
I'm leading up to a PHR for determining whether sexual harassment in my case is out of time. It's pertinent to the contributory actions that caused a mental breakdown. Thus far the ET judges have been sympathetic to a litigant in person for which I am grateful but without legal counsel it's hard to know if I know enough to get to the tribunal. I'm an intelligent person but I don' t have the benefit of 6 years and more of legal training. The Respondent's legal team are doing the usual tactics of intimidation and withholding documents that they publish on the website. They are just taking their time publishing them and seemed to have stopped updating since the middle of last year. Strange that they are saying that these documents aren't disclosable since they're public documents anyway. Their solicitor is also pretty poor at attempting physical intimidation of me trying to stare at me the whole time during the CMD. How an employment judge can't see that I'm getting the 'evils' is beyond me. It seems very schoolboyish tactics. Frankly I don't care, I don't recognise that he's even there. I hear words but they could be spoken by a tape recorder for all I care for them. However I have a PHR to determine the sexual harassment contributing towards my distress. Clearly I cannot go into the details of the case going forward but offers of massage from a colleague who feels guilty over a 'disservice' who has themselves been subject to a sexual assault (therefore should know better) is up for discussion at PHR. If this was the sole premise of the case then it would be out of time but as part of the entire situation, this is a contributory factor. If anyone has any similar situations where someone felt it necessary (for them) to comfort them (not welcome) then please respond. The PHR is due shortly and I'd just like to know what view people have. Sorry I cannot provide more details but for obvious reasons this is not possible.