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I am very sorry to hear all of this. The counter claim is exceptional and undoubtedly will be more than the two months wages and expenses you are claiming? This should be a matter which settles, but clearly isn't going to. Therefore, the judge is going to have to rule on any findings as to whether you have made mistakes and whether that should be part of their counterclaim. As the process is already underway, you can't stop it unless there is a settlement or a determination by the court.
What is it that you wish me to asnwer in relation to this situation?
Unfortunately, you can’t get legal aid for employment matter. I can understand how it’s quite difficult with regards ***** ***** of money that they are seeking. I cannot necessarily see that all this would equate to the amount of money. If there is a discontinuance of their counterclaim, your claim still continues forward.
Normally, there are no costs in an employment tribunal. However, if the tribunal believe that one party has brought a claim unnecessarily or there is misconduct in litigation they can order costs. I am not sure if that it applicable here really. Yes, this could be a claim they bring through the civil courts.
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