date: Wednesday 1 April 2009
embargo: For immediate release
Welcoming the Government's announcement today (Wednesday) of a register to name people or employers who fail to pay employment tribunal awards, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said:
'This register will help put bad employers in the spotlight by naming and shaming those who fail to pay up when they lose employment tribunals.
'But action against bad employers shouldn't stop here, and the Government must put systems in place to ensure that everyone who wins an employment tribunal award actually receives it.
'Too many people are still hit by the double whammy of employers acting illegally and then refusing to pay when they are caught.'
NOTES TO EDITORS:
- The TUC has produced two leaflets to help working people in the recession, Coping with the Economic Downturn (produced with input from Citizens Advice) and Facing Redundancy. Both leaflets can be downloaded for free from www.worksmart.org.uk - the TUC's world of work website - which contains questions and answers on all aspects of redundancy. In addition, the TUC's Know Your Rights Line on 0870 600 4882 (national rate, daily 8am-10pm) offers information to callers on a wide range of workplace issues including redundancy.
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