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Hello, as litigant in person, I have just had my claim for

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Hello, as litigant in person, I have just had my claim for 'constructive dismissal' dismissed outright at an employment tribunal. . Additionally, at the respondents request, the Judge awarded me to pay towards costs ; which i have no way of paying, being presently unemployed with no financial means ; this i informed the Judge at the time..
Hence not only did i receive years of unfair/ unequal treatment whilst working for the Respondent, I was in effect 'stitched up' by the Respondents solicitor in Court, and was not believed by the Judge ; to top it all, now having to pay costs which may take me years on my expected (when employed)near minimum wage salary .
I want to request a Review/ Appeal ' In the interests of Justice' ,but i understand this is difficult unless on a 'point of law' ?.
The reason why I need to request a review/ appeal is to clear my name , receive some recognition for the way I was treated in work, and cancel this debt (I assume my Claim may have been thought 'vexatious ' to enable costs to be ordered....?)
The main points are as follows:
# XXXXX respondent witnesses lied on oath and hence misled the Court.
# XXXXX was telling the Truth
# XXXXX suspected Discrimination at work but no overt evidence (except myself and another immigrant worked on the worst piece of equipment in the factory) , hence did not play the 'race card' ; as I naively thought if i made a fair claim and told the truth, I would get a fair hearing and justice would prevail !
# XXXXX called no witnesses as they are still employed by the Respondent and would be given a hard time/ v.awkward for them to do so.
# XXXXX the Hearing there were certain irregularities in procedure, from my perspective , and I felt disadvantaged in court.
# XXXXX Respondent in effect received my witness statement before they sent theirs, prior to the Hearing.
# XXXXX respondent sent letters threatening with costs and suggested I back out prior to the Hearing.and that i had no hope of winning the Case (evidently not, as they intended to lie and deny)
# XXXXX was just one Judge sitting for the Hearing.
# XXXXX Judge did not seem to consider all the evidence presented thoroughly ;
This is evident by his totally one sided Judgement which sounded like he was reading from the Respondent's script.
Because the Respondent Written Witness Statement and Statements in court contained omissions and lies, it appeared the Judge erroneously chose to believe them and not me..
I would say he did this at some stage during the 2 day Hearing , as he 'decided' very quickly afterwards.
I hope you can offer some advice as to the best way forward.
Bring back the Unions , this is what happens without them...
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Employment Law
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Expert:  leanne-jones replied 4 years ago.
Hello - my name is Leanne and it will be my pleasure to assist you today.

When was the decision made and how much were the costs?