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EMPLOYMENT ACT 2002 (DISPUTE RESOLUTION) REGULATIONS 2004

EDM (Early Day Motion) 215: tabled on 25 May 2005

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 42 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 2004 require all employees to use their employer's grievance procedures before applying to an employment tribunal; further notes the concerns expressed by the General Secretary of the TUC that the new measures will severely disadvantage non-union employees who cannot afford legal representation and that the well-established guidance and principles approved by the Court of Appeal and the House of Lords in discrimination cases include guidance that `few employers will be prepared to admit such discrimination even to themselves'; further 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.

Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2005
Blaydon
Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2005
Rossendale and Darwen
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2005
Bootle
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2005
South Ribble
Butler, Ms Dawn
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2005
Brent South
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2005
Bolton North East
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2005
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2005
Hendon
Eagle, Angela
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2005
Wallasey
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2005
Sunderland North
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 8 November 2005
Bethnal Green and Bow
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2006
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2005
Bedford
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2005
Midlothian
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2005
Leeds North East
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 2005
Oxford West and Abingdon
Henderson, Mr Doug
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2005
Vauxhall
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 2005
Cambridge
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 October 2005
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2005
Bolton South East
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2005
Tamworth
Johnson, Ms Diana R.
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2005
Kingston upon Hull North
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2005
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 June 2005
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2005
Edmonton
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2005
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2005
Mansfield
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 October 2005
Leeds North West
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 October 2005
Colchester
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2005
Glasgow Central
Short, Clare
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2005
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2005
Nottingham South
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2005
Manchester, Blackley
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2005
Finchley and Golders Green
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 June 2005
Caernarfon

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.