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I am an employer being taken to employment tribunal.the

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I am an employer being taken to employment tribunal.the claimant claimed court remission fees saying she has no income,she signed declaration of truth but I have found out she has been working on the sly doing mobile hair,making lots of money,i have her warehouse spend accounts,they were leaked to me,what penalties could be enforced on her in uk

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Do you know how long she has been doing this work for?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
2 years
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
my answer wont send to you answer is 2 years

OK, thank you for your response. I will review the relevant information and laws and will get back to you at the earliest opportunity. There is no need to wait here as you will receive an email when I have responded. Also, please do not responded to this message as it will just push your question to the back of the queue and you may experience unnecessary delays. Thank you.

Many thanks for your patience. if someone has lied to the courts (including tribunal) about their capital and in tur have made a false claim to avoid having to pay court fees then that could amount to fraud and the person could face criminal charges. What penalties she could face are really for the criminal courts to determine but these could be a fine or a more serious sentence like community service or in the worst case – imprisonment. The key is that this is likely to be fraud and when making the application the person would have signed the statement of truth confirming that they understand a false application would amount to fraud and that they could potentially face criminal charges as a result. You can therefore bring this to the attention of the tribunal and the police should you wish to do so.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
could tribunal drop claim against me because claimant is a liar

that is a possibility but what you have to remember is that the fact they may have lied about the fee remission does not mean they have lied about the claim - everyone is entitled to justice, even if they have wronged previously. So they will get their punishment in respect of the alleged fraud but that does not mean they should also be penalised in the claim being struck out. So all you can do is mention the fraud to the tribunal, they then make the decision on whether they will allow the claim to continue

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