Thank you very much for clarifying. First of all, I am sorry to hear about the issues you have experienced in your situation.
It is not uncommon for a costs warning to be made during tribunal proceedings, where the respondent advises the claimant tat their case may not have reasonable prospects of success and if they unreasonably continue with it, they may potentially be penalised in costs.
I appreciate that you may not be in the best state of mind at present but that does not prevent them from adopting this approach as it is their legal right to do so, if they genuinely believe that this is the case.
Do bear in mind though, that just because there is such a warning and you lose, it does not automatically mean that there will be costs against you. The respondent will still have to make a costs application to the Employment Tribunal and then the Judge will look at it and your conduct and determine if such a costs order is appropriate in the circumstances. They will look at whether your case was genuinely weak and more importantly – if it would have been reasonable for you to know that and you still continued with the claim, resulting in an unreasonable behaviour by you and unnecessarily incurring further costs for the other party.
If you acted in good faith and genuinely believed that you have a valid claim, even if you lose you may not necessarily be hot for costs. What I cannot say is which way it will end up. You are best advised to seek formal advice to determine if you do hve reasonable prospects of success and then you can at least use that opinion to proceed with the case in good faith and challenge any costs application, should one arise.
Hopefully, I have answered your query in a way that is simple and easy to understand. If anything remains unclear, I will be more than happy to clarify it for you. In the meantime, thank you once again for using our services.