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EMPLOYMENT ACT 2002 (DISPUTE RESOLUTION) REGULATIONS 2004

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1727: tabled on 13 October 2004

Tabled in the 2003-04 session.

This motion has been signed by 30 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes that the Dispute Resolution Regulations which came into force on 1st October require all employees to use their employer's grievance procedures before applying to an employment tribunal; notes the concerns expressed by the General Secretary of the TUC that the new measures will severly disadvantage non-union employees who cannot afford legal representation; and further notes that the well established guidance and principles approved by the Court of Appeal and the House of Lords in discrimination cases includes guidance that 'few employers will be prepared to admit such discrimination even to themselves'; notes that the courts recognise that victims of unlawful discrimination suffer injury to their feelings and that such injury can be exacerbated by having to relive the experience at hearings; is concerned that employees will be deterred from complaining about unlawful discrimination by the prospect of having to attend an additional hearing held under the auspices of the alleged discriminator and at which they will not have the benefit of legal representation; and therefore calls upon the Government to exempt those complaining of unlawful discrimination from the requirement to use their employer's grievance procedures before applying to an employment tribunal.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2004
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2004
Keighley
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2004
Hornchurch
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2004
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2004
Hendon
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2004
Stroud
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2004
Sunderland North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2004
Newport West
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2004
Bridgend
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2004
Leeds North East
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2004
Luton North
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 3 November 2004
Manchester, Gorton
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2004
Brighton, Pavilion
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2004
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 19 October 2004
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2004
Halifax
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2004
Hayes and Harlington
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2004
Blaydon
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2004
Mansfield
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2004
Cardiff North
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2004
Portsmouth North
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2004
West Renfrewshire
Short, Clare
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2004
Birmingham, Ladywood
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2004
Finchley and Golders Green

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.