The author in question came to one of our meetings at the House of Commons, looking for help and support.
Here’s the story as told by the Yorkshire Press in May 2009:
A YORKSHIRE author is facing financial ruin after losing an employment tribunal where substantial costs were awarded against her.
Sonia Seerani, 45, has been told by a legal adviser the circumstances of her case were highly unusual after a judge invited her former employer, Sheffield Council, to recover costs from her.
The situation has also had a detrimental effect on her health, she said, including blood pressure being so high it had affected her vision.
This high blood pressure eventually resulted in a coma that lasted for nine months. She has not recovered health-wise yet…
But who cares??? Who would dream about fair trials and compensation?
As Norman Scarth put it:
I asked a lawyer: will you help me expose bent judges?
The answer was: My career will be over, if I do.
- Dismissals in the Employment Tribunal [Lawrence Perry] (ecademy.com)
- Employment Tribunal – Playing poker with people’s lives [Claire Pitts] (ecademy.com)