Statistics for number of claims struck out at a Hearing for the year 2009 to 31/03/10

Name removed 30 November 2012 made this Freedom of Information request to The Tribunals Service This request has been closed to new correspondence. Contact us if you think it should be reopened.

The request was successful.

Name removed 30 November 2012

Dear The Tribunals Service,

I understand that you compile national statistics in relation to the types of claims, numbers of claims and what happens to those claims either at the Employment Tribunal or at the Employment Appeal Tribunal; my question relates to cases disposed of in the UK Employment Tribunal.

Please confirm to me the number of claims that were struck out during the course of a full Hearing (sometimes referred to as the merits hearing) for the period 01/04/09 to 31/03/10, which is the last year that Statistics were produced for the Employment Tribunal.

I am advised that the Statistics have now been completed for the period in question, and I therefore trust that the information requested will be easily obtained.

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Mrs. M Barnes

Sidgreaves, Paula (TS, Manchester),

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Dear Mrs Barnes

Please find attached a letter in response to your request for information.

<<Barnes Ack 70027 11 Apr 11.doc>>

Yours sincerely
Paula Sidgreaves

Paula Sidgreaves
Employment Policy Team | HM Courts and Tribunals Service | 3rd Floor |
Alexandra House | 14-22 The Parsonage | Manchester | M3 2JA   T: 0161 833
6316 E: [email address] W: [1]www.justice.gov.uk

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Sidgreaves, Paula (TS, Manchester),

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Dear Mrs Barnes

Please find attached a letter in response to your request for information.

<<Barnes 70027 FINAL 10 May 11.doc>>

Yours sincerely
Paula Sidgreaves

Paula Sidgreaves
Employment Policy Team | HM Courts and Tribunals Service | 3rd Floor |
Alexandra House | 14-22 The Parsonage | Manchester | M3 2JA | DX:
743570 Manchester 66 | T: 0161 833 6316 | E:
[email address] | W: [1]www.justice.gov.uk 

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Name removed 30 November 2012

Dear Sidgreaves, Paula (TS, Manchester),

Thank you for your reply. I reply in relation to what you have stated in your reply, which is:

"You may wish to narrow the scope of your request in order to try and bring it within the cost limit for example for a shorter time period. Please note however that due to the way the information is held it may still exceed the cost limit to retrieve the information."

I will therefore narrow down my search.

Please confirm the number of claims that were Struck Out during the course of a full (merits) Hearing, in the Reading Employment Tribunal, for the period 1 March 2010 to 19 March 2010.

This is a period of 15 working days, which I believe will fall within your remit of ability.

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Maxine Jackson (AKA Mrs M Barnes)

Sidgreaves, Paula (TS, Manchester),

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Dear Ms Jackson
 
Thank you for your email. Please find attached a letter acknowledging your
request for information.
 
Yours sincerely
Paula

Paula Sidgreaves
Employment Policy Team | HM Courts and Tribunals Service | 3rd Floor |
Alexandra House | 14-22 The Parsonage | Manchester | M3 2JA | DX: 743570
Manchester 66 | T: 0161 833 6316 | E: [email address] |
W: www.justice.gov.uk

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Name removed 30 November 2012

Dear Sidgreaves, Paula (TS, Manchester),

Please will you confirm why this information will take a 'further' 20-days (as if it is a new request, when it is a reduced enquiry from the one that it follows that is already almost 20 days in duration?

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Maxine Jackson

Sidgreaves, Paula (TS, Manchester),

Dear Ms Jackson

Your request has been treated as a new request because the original
request has been responded to. 

Yours sincerely
Paula Sidgreaves 

Paula Sidgreaves
Employment Policy Team | HM Courts and Tribunals Service | 3rd Floor |
Alexandra House | 14-22 The Parsonage | Manchester | M3 2JA | DX: 743570
Manchester 66 | T: 0161 833 6316 | E: [email address] |
W: www.justice.gov.uk

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Name removed 30 November 2012

Dear Sidgreaves, Paula (TS, Manchester),

It is difficult for me to understand why it took from the date I made my request on 11 April 2011, for me to be advised that you were refusing my request, which you did on 11 May 2011.

A period of 30-days, just to be advised that I needed to narrow down my request. Would it not have been more helpful, to have stated this some weeks ago and to have treated this as an ongoing situation?

Yours sincerely,

Maxine Jackson

Sidgreaves, Paula (TS, Manchester),

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Dear Ms Jackson

Please find attached a letter in response to your request for information.
 
Yours sincerely
Paula Sidgreaves

Paula Sidgreaves
Employment Policy Team | HM Courts and Tribunals Service | 3rd Floor |
Alexandra House | 14-22 The Parsonage | Manchester | M3 2JA | DX: 743570
Manchester 66 | T: 0161 833 6316 | E: [email address] |
W: www.justice.gov.uk

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Name removed 30 November 2012

Dear Sidgreaves, Paula (TS, Manchester),

Thank you very much for this information, I apppreciate your fast delivery of same.

However, as this only involves one claim, and you have that information to hand, please will you inform me what type of claim this was? For example, was it unfair dismissal, contructive dismissal, discrimination of any sort, pension entitlement etc.

Or what the reference number of the claim is, if no issues are stated, and I will try and find this information out for myself.

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Maxine Jackson

Sidgreaves, Paula (TS, Manchester),

Dear Ms Jackson

Thank you for your email of 18 May 2011.

I can confirm that claim which was struck out at the full hearing was a
claim brought under the Disability Discrimination Act. However, the claim
was actually a multiple claim (two or more claims arising out of the same
set of circumstances against the same respondent) rather than a single
claim.

2702264/2008   Mrs M Jackson  and 2703533/2009   Mrs M Jackson

Respondent:  The Royal Borough of Windsor And Maidenhead

 

As you may be aware the Secretary of the Employment Tribunal (ET) has a
statutory obligation to maintain a Public Register of Judgments issued by
the ET. If a case settles or withdraws before the final hearing a judgment
may not be held. The judgments can be inspected at the Public Register
which is located in Bury St Edmunds for judgments issued in England and
Wales. Members of the public can also request copies of judgments direct
from the Public Register either by phone or letter. There is a £10 charge
for the first judgment and £5.00 for subsequent judgments.

 

Alongside the Register, there is an electronic index which allows members
of the public to search for ET cases. The electronic index is searchable
by claimant name, respondent name, jurisdiction (type of claim), office
and year.

 

The address of the Public Register is provided below and it is open to the
public from 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday (except public holidays).

 

Tribunals Service

100 Southgate Street

Bury St Edmunds

Suffolk

IP33 2AQ        

 

T: 0845 7959775 

 

Yours sincerely

Paula Sidgreaves
Employment Policy Team | HM Courts and Tribunals Service | 3rd Floor |
Alexandra House | 14-22 The Parsonage | Manchester | M3 2JA | DX: 743570
Manchester 66 | T: 0161 833 6316 | E: [email address] |
W: www.justice.gov.uk

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Sidgreaves, Paula (TS, Manchester),

Dear Ms Jackson
 
Further to your telephone call today I have checked the information I was
provided I can confirm that there were three claims struck out at the full
hearing:
 
2702264/2008 Mrs M Jackson, 2703533/2009 Mrs M Jackson and 2700054/2010
Mrs M Jackson
Respondent: The Royal Corough of Windsor and Maidenhead.
 
Please accept my apologies for this oversight.
 
Yours sincerely
Paula Sidgreaves
 

Paula Sidgreaves
Employment Policy Team | HM Courts and Tribunals Service | 3rd Floor |
Alexandra House | 14-22 The Parsonage | Manchester | M3 2JA | DX:
743570 Manchester 66 | T: 0161 833 6316 | E:
[email address] | W: www.justice.gov.uk

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From: Sidgreaves, Paula (TS, Manchester)
Sent: 19 May 2011 14:48
To: 'Maxine Jackson'
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Statistics for number of
claims struck out at a Hearing for the year 2009 to 31/03/10

Dear Ms Jackson

Thank you for your email of 18 May 2011.

I can confirm that claim which was struck out at the full hearing was a
claim brought under the Disability Discrimination Act. However, the claim
was actually a multiple claim (two or more claims arising out of the same
set of circumstances against the same respondent) rather than a single
claim.

2702264/2008   Mrs M Jackson  and 2703533/2009   Mrs M Jackson

Respondent:  The Royal Borough of Windsor And Maidenhead

 

As you may be aware the Secretary of the Employment Tribunal (ET) has a
statutory obligation to maintain a Public Register of Judgments issued by
the ET. If a case settles or withdraws before the final hearing a judgment
may not be held. The judgments can be inspected at the Public Register
which is located in Bury St Edmunds for judgments issued in England and
Wales. Members of the public can also request copies of judgments direct
from the Public Register either by phone or letter. There is a £10 charge
for the first judgment and £5.00 for subsequent judgments.

 

Alongside the Register, there is an electronic index which allows members
of the public to search for ET cases. The electronic index is searchable
by claimant name, respondent name, jurisdiction (type of claim), office
and year.

 

The address of the Public Register is provided below and it is open to the
public from 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday (except public holidays).

 

Tribunals Service

100 Southgate Street

Bury St Edmunds

Suffolk

IP33 2AQ        

 

T: 0845 7959775 

 

Yours sincerely

Paula Sidgreaves
Employment Policy Team | HM Courts and Tribunals Service | 3rd Floor |
Alexandra House | 14-22 The Parsonage | Manchester | M3 2JA | DX: 743570
Manchester 66 | T: 0161 833 6316 | E: [email address] |
W: www.justice.gov.uk

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Name removed 30 November 2012

Dear Sidgreaves, Paula (TS, Manchester),

Thank you for confirming that Case: 2703533/2009 is officially recorded as having been struck out in a Reading Employment Tribunal Hearing on 05/03/10.

Rule 25 of the Employment Tribunals (Constitution and Rules of Procedure) Regulations 2004 (which is UK legislation in Statutory Instrument No. 1861) determines that a Claimant may withdraw all or any parts of his/her claim at any time. Rule 25 also confirms that in the case of written withdrawals that the day on which the Tribunal receives that written notification is the day on which withdrawal takes effect.

Case: 2703533/2009 was entirely withdrawn in writing by the Claimant, by the end of October 2009. However, this claim was artificially kept open as a live claim, with the objective of being able to portray the Claimant as a vexatious litigant in 2010 (in the March 2010 Hearing) and this was done in the following way:

• A totally fabricated claim going by the mutant reference number of 2703353/2009 was invented; the insidious switching of the numbers 3533 in the real 2009 Claim’s reference number, to 3353 in the totally fabricated claim’s reference number, went unnoticed by the Claimant( who had spent the best part of 2010 (since the ending of the March 2010 Hearing) asking the President of the Employment Tribunals (David Latham) how Case: 2703533/2009 became struck out over 4-months (and 5-days) after that claim had been totally withdrawn;

• The Claimant eventually received a letter from David Latham by way of reply to this question and to certain other irregularities regarding her proceedings. His letter dated 04/11/10 contains several blatant lies, one of which claims that Case: 2703533/2009 did not progress (beyond its official withdrawal in late October 2009) and that her complaint regarding judicial misconduct in this respect was without foundation and was therefore dismissed.

• David Latham (who is paid a massive publicly funded salary) claimed other things in his 04/11/10 letter that are as equally untruthful; he also claims there was a second 2009 claim relating to the Claimant, and refers to case number 2703353/2009 (the totally false claim) as being that claim, when no such second 2009 claim ever existed or was ever filed by the Claimant.

• This was reported (David Latham’s dishonesty) to Sir John Brigstocke, the Judicial Appointments and Conduct Ombudsman, but he took no notice if David Latham’s dishonesty. This matter has also been reported to the present Minister for Justice (Kenneth Clarke) who has not even replied to the letter sent to him in this respect, and ditto with regard to the most senior Judge in this Country (Lord Justice Ivor Judge).

David Cameron has also received this information, and has also been asked, if it makes him feel physically ill at the thought of people in prison being allowed to vote; as he stated in Parliament on 03/11/10, why it does not also make him feel physically ill to know that amongst the ranks of highly paid Judges, that there is a Reading Employment Tribunal Judge (Richard Byrne) who participated in the formation of a claim that did not exist (along with his colleague Employment Judge Hill), with both Judges claiming that this totally fabricated and fake claim, had been the 2009 claim that had been withdrawn; when no such claim ever existed. Two UK Employment Tribunal Judges who are governed by a President (David Latham) whose response to the complaint was to issue a letter dated 04/11/10 to the Claimant, which is a proven tissue of lies.

An answer has not (to date) been forthcoming.

In 2007 there was an Employment Tribunal claim in which an employer was sent to prison for perverting the course of justice, in fabricating a contract of employment that did not exist. The two aforementioned Judges in the 2010 proceedings, referred to in this letter, knew when they chose to do the same thing, that they were protected by the judicial immunity their positions attract; but regardless of this, the Employment Tribunals for England and Wales is headed by a person (Daub Latham) who has lied in respect of what has taken place, and in with regard to other irregularities also.

There is clearly one rule for highly paid Public Officers, and the rest of us.

How do I know all this?

I was that Claimant.

Yours sincerely,

Maxine Jackson

Yinka Oyesanya left an annotation ()

As far as David Latham is concerned, I wrote him a letter dated 17th February 2010, and this is an important quote I made in that letter:

"Due to the present service your Tribunal is providing (my view is that the service is very poor especially if this public service is deliberately targeting a certain group of people) most employers (white) are getting very reckless in their dismissal of employees (mostly minority ethnic) knowing that the Tribunal will endorse it. This is a shambles.
The best you will achieve in this respect is to be a major source of embarrassment to the government when the members of the public decide to take the law into their own hands. You are not far off of that mark."

We had a race riot in August 2011. Employment Tribunal claims will only come down if the service itself shows a zero tolerance towards employers who fail to conduct their grievance procedures in accordance with the law.

Apart from the New Labour appointed David Latham's joy at seeing vulnerable people suffer at the Tribunal's operations, certain former members of New Labour have been handsomely rewarded financially by institutions that the Tribunal Service has been helping.

I think the time has arrived for us to start a petition to remove David Latham from the helm of that service.

Yinka Oyesanya left an annotation ()

What puzzles me about David Latham is he comes across as a person who does not take any pride in the service that he gives to the public. Under him and New Labour, applications to the Employment Tribunals increased considerably. Black and Minority Ethnic citizens have bore the brunt of this man's anger by way of the failure of most of their claims to this service.

He is completely clueless on how to get the huge embarrassing numbers of claims to the Tribunal Service down and is too arrogant to listen and learn from some of the complaints coming is way. His solution to this problem is duplicity; the ethos that New Labour operated on.

Why this man is prepared to have his name attached to a period when Employment Tribunals are operating a disgraceful, duplicitous and poor service - which contributed significantly to last year's August 2011 race riots - is a mystery I will never ever be able to resolve.

Name removed 30 November 2012 (Account suspended) left an annotation ()

When I asked for copies of my GP records my GP got one of his administrators to call me on 16/02/12 to try and convince me that the records I had requested were unavailable. They were not (which I knew) and after a further 5 weeks of trying to get them, I eventually did, which is when I discovered that a psychiatric history had been created that I ‘do not have’; with it stated that a letter was received from the *** Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (BHFT) dated 14/04/09 that states I had been seen by a psychiatrist, when I never had been.

I had asked for counselling in 2008, after my former employer's Consultant Occupational Health Physician suggested that it might be helpful so that I could regain some of the self-esteem that my employer's abhorrent behaviour had caused me to lose (which they implemented at a time knowing that after my son had died in tragic circumstances in early 2005 I had developed a disability in depression, when they treated me so badly that I became very unwell for several months in s tress related illness)

In July 2008 I asked my GP for counselling (as had been suggested to me) and I saw a counsellor from October 2008 until April 2009. Among other things that read in my GP held medical records (that my GP clearly wanted to prevent me ever seeing) there is a record of the letter from the BHFT ***referred to above, which just did not happen. This is not the only falsification.

I thereafter asked for my BHFT medical records and was astounded to discover that they too have been falsified. I have now been writing to both my GP and the BHFT and have repeatedly asked for an explanation. However, and at the point of almost exhaustion I contacted the Counsellor who I had been seeing in 2008/2009 and showed her the records that bear her name (that are not signed when they should be) that had been falsified, but she is too afraid to say anything at all being that she is still an employee of the Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. When we spoke last Friday, she asked me not to contact her again personally, and I agreed not to, and I told her I realised she wa sin a difficult position; we said our goodbyes and there was no animosity either way. I agreed I would not ask her again (and to be honest, as I told her, I do not think she is the one who authored the falsified records).

Also last Friday my GP (who tried to prevent me seeing my GP Held records that have been falsified) and a Psychiatrist from the BHFT (the other offending NHS organisation) turned up at my door together with a female. My GP was frantically ringing my doorbell clearly feigning an emergency situation, and when I answered I told him to b***ger off (and I closed the door) because I thought he had come round to try and worm his way out of the situation, without having to put anything in writing as he had still not replied to my letters.

However, after he drove off the other two people rang on my door again, and we spoke through my kitchen window (with my CCTV on that was also voice recording).

The female was an Approved Mental Health Professional ( we all know what they are for) and because I had been asking awkward questions such as "why have my medical records been falsified by both my GP (who tried to prevent me from seeing them at all) and by the BHFT too".

They had come round to ‘assess my mental health’ because I had been - wait for it (writing letters) and I had been asking for written replies to questions like "why have you falsified my medical records and given me a psychiatric medical history when I do not have one?"

My goodness is what I retain evidence of since two corrupt Reading Employment Tribunal Judges participated in the formation and use of a totally fabricated claim in my employment tribunal proceedings, one of whom fully sanctioned a dishonest Court Document that my now former employer had faxed (with every confidence) to the Reading Employment Tribunal on 16/02/10), which evidences theirs and their self-employed barrister’s intention to pervert the course of justice in the same tribunal proceedings, that the President of the Employment Tribunals for England and Wales has denied that particular Judge had done (in his 04/11/10 complaint response letter to me) this good?

So much so that other gov.uk organisations are now making a collective effort to claim that I am crazy and need to be sectioned.

Yes, this is good old GREAT Britain, where plebs like you and me must tow the line and keep to the letter of the law, but when certain others (a bit higher up the status tree who have influential mates, who may or mat not bee Freemasons) commit crimes or assist others to do so, a collective effort is then made to portray the victim of those crimes and abhorrent behaviour, as being quite mad (to get themselves off the hook).

Look up 'organised stalking' on the web, or 'Cointelrpo' - and yes it does happen in good old Blighty today - believe me I know.

It is far better for them who ''think they can, try to have an innocent person sectioned, because those that not only ‘ have known better’ - but ‘did know better’ yet ‘did it all the same’, would rather this than risk losing their very high PUBLICY FUNDED SALARIES (paid by us mugs) and carry on ‘pretending’ that they are the upright and proper people that that actually the complete opposite to what they actually are.

I really never thought it would got to the point where I have had my medical records falsified by both my GP and the BHFT (just another gov.uk organisation, who also employed the two corrupt Reading Employment Tribunal Judges and the highly paid (BY US) President) to create this totally untrue situation, to save their own slimy skins?

They say absolute power corrupts absolutely, it does (or it tries to) believe me I know (as the documentary evidence that has been retained – proves beyond any doubt what so ever).
So if I end up in a mental establishment, having been dragged off there for some reason that does not exist (playing music too loud on a Sunday, or telling others how abhorrently I have been treated) by the men in white coats (all because I am unable to accept the total injustice of my situation) - you will now all know why?

Name removed 30 November 2012 (Account suspended) left an annotation ()

When I asked for copies of my GP records my GP got one of his administrators to call me on 16/02/12 to try and convince me that the records I had requested were unavailable. They were not (which I knew) and after a further 5 weeks of trying to get them, I eventually did, which is when I discovered that a psychiatric history had been created that I ‘do not have’; with it stated that a letter was received from the *** Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (BHFT) dated 14/04/09 that states I had been seen by a psychiatrist, when I never had been.

I had asked for counselling in 2008, after my former employer's Consultant Occupational Health Physician suggested that it might be helpful so that I could regain some of the self-esteem that my employer's abhorrent behaviour had caused me to lose (which they implemented at a time knowing that after my son had died in tragic circumstances in early 2005 I had developed a disability in depression, when they treated me so badly that I became very unwell for several months in s tress related illness)

In July 2008 I asked my GP for counselling (as had been suggested to me) and I saw a counsellor from October 2008 until April 2009. Among other things that read in my GP held medical records (that my GP clearly wanted to prevent me ever seeing) there is a record of the letter from the BHFT ***referred to above, which just did not happen. This is not the only falsification.

I thereafter asked for my BHFT medical records and was astounded to discover that they too have been falsified. I have now been writing to both my GP and the BHFT and have repeatedly asked for an explanation. However, and at the point of almost exhaustion I contacted the Counsellor who I had been seeing in 2008/2009 and showed her the records that bear her name (that are not signed when they should be) that had been falsified, but she is too afraid to say anything at all being that she is still an employee of the Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. When we spoke last Friday, she asked me not to contact her again personally, and I agreed not to, and I told her I realised she wa sin a difficult position; we said our goodbyes and there was no animosity either way. I agreed I would not ask her again (and to be honest, as I told her, I do not think she is the one who authored the falsified records).

Also last Friday my GP (who tried to prevent me seeing my GP Held records that have been falsified) and a Psychiatrist from the BHFT (the other offending NHS organisation) turned up at my door together with a female. My GP was frantically ringing my doorbell clearly feigning an emergency situation, and when I answered I told him to b***ger off (and I closed the door) because I thought he had come round to try and worm his way out of the situation, without having to put anything in writing as he had still not replied to my letters.

However, after he drove off the other two people rang on my door again, and we spoke through my kitchen window (with my CCTV on that was also voice recording).

The female was an Approved Mental Health Professional ( we all know what they are for) and because I had been asking awkward questions such as "why have my medical records been falsified by both my GP (who tried to prevent me from seeing them at all) and by the BHFT too".

They had come round to ‘assess my mental health’ because I had been - wait for it (writing letters) and I had been asking for written replies to questions like "why have you falsified my medical records and given me a psychiatric medical history when I do not have one?"

My goodness is what I retain evidence of since two corrupt Reading Employment Tribunal Judges participated in the formation and use of a totally fabricated claim in my employment tribunal proceedings, one of whom fully sanctioned a dishonest Court Document that my now former employer had faxed (with every confidence) to the Reading Employment Tribunal on 16/02/10), which evidences theirs and their self-employed barrister’s intention to pervert the course of justice in the same tribunal proceedings, that the President of the Employment Tribunals for England and Wales has denied that particular Judge had done (in his 04/11/10 complaint response letter to me) this good?

So much so that other gov.uk organisations are now making a collective effort to claim that I am crazy and need to be sectioned.

Yes, this is good old GREAT Britain, where plebs like you and me must tow the line and keep to the letter of the law, but when certain others (a bit higher up the status tree who have influential mates, who may or mat not bee Freemasons) commit crimes or assist others to do so, a collective effort is then made to portray the victim of those crimes and abhorrent behaviour, as being quite mad (to get themselves off the hook).

Look up 'organised stalking' on the web, or 'Cointelrpo' - and yes it does happen in good old Blighty today - believe me I know.

It is far better for them who ''think they can, try to have an innocent person sectioned, because those that not only ‘ have known better’ - but ‘did know better’ yet ‘did it all the same’, would rather this than risk losing their very high PUBLICY FUNDED SALARIES (paid by us mugs) and carry on ‘pretending’ that they are the upright and proper people that that actually the complete opposite to what they actually are.

I really never thought it would got to the point where I have had my medical records falsified by both my GP and the BHFT (just another gov.uk organisation, who also employed the two corrupt Reading Employment Tribunal Judges and the highly paid (BY US) President) to create this totally untrue situation, to save their own slimy skins?

They say absolute power corrupts absolutely, it does (or it tries to) believe me I know (as the documentary evidence that has been retained – proves beyond any doubt what so ever).
So if I end up in a mental establishment, having been dragged off there for some reason that does not exist (playing music too loud on a Sunday, or telling others how abhorrently I have been treated) by the men in white coats (all because I am unable to accept the total injustice of my situation) - you will now all know why?