Struck Out by David Renton

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This book serves as a fantastic guide to workers and will hopefully open up a debate within the trade union movement about the best way to spend their resources.
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Every year, over a hundred thousand workers bring claims to an Employment Tribunal. The settling of disputes between employers and unions has been exchanged by many for individual litigation. In Struck Out, barrister David Renton gives a practical and critical guide to the system. In doing so he punctures a number of media myths about the Tribunals. Far from bringing flimsy cases, two-thirds of claimants succeed at the hearing. And rather than paying lottery-size jackpots, average awards are just a few thousand pounds – scant consolation for a loss of employment and often serious psychological suffering. The book includes a critique of the present government’s proposals to reform the Tribunal system.Employment Tribunals are often seen by workers as the last line of defence against unfairness in the workplace. Struck Out shows why we can't rely on the current system to deliver fairness and why big changes are needed.
 

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DAVID RENTON is a barrister at Garden Court chambers in London and appears regularly for claimants at the Tribunal. Before being called to the bar, Renton was a lecturer, senior researcher, and visiting professor in the UK and South Africa. He writes on employment law for the Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers and is the author of Fascism (Pluto, 1999).
 
Published March 8, 2012 by Pluto Press. 200 pages
Genres: Other, Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Law & Philosophy, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Ian Bradley on Jul 01 2012

This book serves as a fantastic guide to workers and will hopefully open up a debate within the trade union movement about the best way to spend their resources.

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