Eastbourne CAB’s manager and MP met with Justice Minister Shaliesh Vara MP to tackle unpaid Employment Tribunals.
In early November, a damning report released by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) found that only 49 per cent of people received payment in full following a successful claim at an Employment Tribunal.
As the issue affected many people in Eastbourne, Mr Lloyd asked the Department for Justice to meet with CAB.
Stephen Lloyd MP said, “It was a very constructive meeting and I am glad we are finally making some progress on this historic issue. It was very important to get a commitment from the Minister and their agreement to work through this issue with us over the next few months is encouraging.
“There are thousands of people across the country and at least 30 in Eastbourne alone who have been ripped off by unscrupulous employers and have nothing to show for it. This is simply not right, and I look forward to working with the Government to get some long overdue justice.”
Alan Bruzon, manager of Eastbourne Citizen’s Advice Bureau, said, “I was very pleased to be included in this meeting and share my knowledge of the extent of this problem with the Minister. He seems genuinely concerned and I am hopeful that now we will be able to work together and find a solution. Something needs to be done to make these awards more easily enforceable.”