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I went to prehearing, and I had not a translator, can I say this prehearing is invalid? Either I wrote in the claim only one reason for race discrimination, and later I send and email with many more reasons, the judge stroke out all these reasons, can I amend it still ? thanks
I apologise for the delay in keeping you waiting. This is only just been brought to my attention. I’m afraid the race discrimination in this context is not really my area so I will have to opt out for another expert. Kind regards
I’m afraid that neither race discrimination (which is what you are saying that your employment tribunal was about) nor whether not having a translator present made the hearing invalid or not is not my area either. Although you didn’t mention employment tribunal in your question.
I can tell you that it would only make a hearing invalid if you didn’t understand the nature of what was happening. What would then happen is that you would have to appeal.
The difficulty with an appeal is that the other side can get costs awarded against you if the appeal is unsuccessful. Costs are not normally awarded in the first tier but there is a risk on appeal.
I can’t add any more I am afraid