Employment Tribunals Notice Posted

In the matter of complaints of unfair dismissal, and redundancy payment, notice period

Direction of the President: In the matter of complaints of unfair dismissal, and redundancy payment, notice period

By Order of His Hon. Judge Meeran, President, details of a number of pending employment tribunals have been posted on the Employment Tribunals website. The notice, in MS Word format, is dated 20 June 2008 although I (Phil Groom writing) only stumbled across it myself this week; not sure when it was actually posted.

Google have helpfully translated it into HTML format so you don’t need Word to read it, or there’s a pdf version here: take your pick.

Interestingly the document lists the respondents as

  1. St Stephen the Great Limited Co
  2. St Stephen the Great Charitable Trust
  3. ENC Management Company

which perhaps suggests that if setting up the ENC Management Company was some sort of attempt by the Brewers to duck out of their employer’s responsibilities under their earlier SSG guises, then it’s an attempt that has failed. H H Judge Meeran, it seems, is not that easily outwitted, even by clever Texan lawyers…

The notice orders specifically that:

  1. The claims in the attached schedule, and any additional claims in England & Wales identified as raising the same or similar issues, be subject to an Order for combined proceedings under Rule 10 of Schedule 1 to the Employment Tribunals (Constitution and Rules of Procedure) Regulations 2004.
  2. And it is further Ordered that these claims be transferred to the Bury St Edmunds office of the London East region, for the Regional Employment Judge to give directions for the consideration and expeditious disposal of the claims.
  3. A copy of this Direction be sent to ACAS and to all known interested parties, and be published on the Tribunals Service website at http://www.tribunals.gov.uk.

So here it is, as directed, available to all interested parties. Here’s wishing the claimants every success!

15 responses to “Employment Tribunals Notice Posted

  1. justflyingkites

    Some good news to wake up to on a Sunday morning. Any odds on how long the Brewers will last at Chichester and Durham?

  2. Phelim McIntyre

    justflyingkites – they willlast as long as the authorities let them. Hopefully not long though.

  3. We are all thinking of you…………….and a big “Thank you” to USDAW!

  4. justflyingkites

    Annie, the union makes us strong.

  5. justflyingkites, im sure the pressure is on the Brewers now and there days could be short, at Durham.The shop looks like a jumble sale gone terribly wrong .

  6. Just thought I’d let readers of this page know that a Mass was said at Our Lady of Walsingham for all current and ex-workers. Prayers will also be offered for the next two weeks. A very kind deed by the person who made it possible.

  7. Lets not forget the few ……the very few,who still remain and need our support and prayers.
    We are thinking of you.

  8. Thank you Annie, thank you USDAW and thank you to the person who offered prayers at Walsingham.

  9. Phelim McIntyre

    Just to warn people that Dave is away at Lambeth, and Phil is on holiday. Any fresh news please email to me at spckrefugee@operamail.com

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  12. Cartoonblog has just been forced to remove all SPCK/SSG posts by Mark Brewer. I say ‘forced’ – Dave has been sent a ‘Cease and Desist’ note from MB threatening libel action. While Dave has done nothing wrong he is not in a position to fight a legal battle against the Brewers. Dave has worked hard for us all and we must say a big ‘thank you’ for all that he has done. However, we mustn’t let this stop us from telling the truth about this situation if we are able. And we must be extra-cautious not to say anything libellous to get anyone else into trouble (such as Phil Groom).

  13. Most creditors will have received this but I’m posting a summary on this site just in case.

    Basically there has been a Chapter 7 Trustee’s motion to dismiss SSG’S file for liquidation. Randy W. Williams has based his case for dismissal on these points (again a summary):

    – There are a number of inconsistencies in the filing and a number of practical factors that favor dismissal of this case. The inconsistencies are that the Debtor’s legal name is not St Stephens the Great LLC.

    -There is no St Stephens the Great LLC or a dba for anyone to operate under that name. The legal name of the entity alleged to be the Debtor in this case is St Stephens the Great, which is the same name as a registered in the United Kingdom. And while there do appear to be two separate St Stephens the Great entities, the information provided to the Trustee is that the taxpayer identification number given for the Debtor is the same number for the registered charity.

    – The petition states that the Debtor is not for profit entity under the Internal Revenue Code, but the Debtor has no Internal Revenue Service Employee Identification Number.

    It then goes on to argue the case of SSG operating in England and Wales and the practical considerations of creditors attending hearings in America.

    Wish I could scan the whole thing but I can’t.

    I note that Mark Brewer has turned on Bloggers. asingleblog is anonymous. Post anything you want on it.

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