September 06, 2008

An important test...

The case of Howard Fredrics v Kingston University will be an important test of the Education Reform Act 1988's provisions that guarantee the rights of academics to challenge accepted wisdom without fear of losing their jobs. The right to report quality of service issues, as stipulated in contractually mandated staff regulations, and to hold minority viewpoints is at stake in what promises to be a landmark case to be heard in the London South Employment Tribunal in January 2009.

From: http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know who Fredrics' solicitors are?

Anonymous said...

It would be so helpful on this blog to publish a list of solicitors who deal appropriately with cases of workplace bullying.

Aphra Behn

Anonymous said...

I could not agree more--I assume by 'appropriately' you must mean any 'real' solicitors other than the UCU legal/Thompsons hacks? They are utterly useless and incompetent. Apart from the stuck-in-molasses like speed at which UCU Legal processes applications, I have begun to wonder--based on my own experience--if there is some kind of corruption going on within the UCU Legal scheme/system. The relationship between UCU Legal and Thompsons in particular is worthy of investigation. There are several other union law firms listed on the UCU Legal website--why then does Thompsons always seem to be default mode for bullying? Does anyone have any positive experiences with Thompsons to offer here?

Anonymous said...

My expereince with Thompsons was entirely negative.. I definitely think there needs to be an investigation about Thompson's involvement....

It would be very useful to hear about positive experiences... are there any?

Aphra Behn

Howard Fredrics said...

I'm currently unrepresented due to a death in the family of my legal rep, who is technically not a solicitor.
They are Employment Advice Ltd.

Anonymous said...

Howard - Thank you for inspiring us with your courage not to be silenced.

Aphra Behn