Case Studies

The precipice: the impact of eviction on debt, self-esteem, and mental health

Nicu entered a spiral of anxiety when he learnt that he was days away from losing his home. This is the story of his two month struggle, and the role of referral networks in providing some support.

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By Ana-Maria Cirstea and Dora-Olivia Vicol
13 July 2020

When the Angels beat the Mafia

This case study does something a little different. It takes a look at the moments of tragicomedy that arise at the Employment Rights Clinic, when vulnerable people one would never expect to see in court, show that justice is within reach.

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By Raluca Enescu - translated by Ana-Maria Cirstea
13 July 2020

Service provision during the pandemic

This article brings together voices and short anecodtes from the whole service provision team.

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By The Team
04 July 2020

Azhara’s justice: tackling discrimination and harassment

After years of working for a company where managers teased her, and executives discounted her discrimination as merely a matter of "interpretation", Azhara seeks justice. This is an account of the hope and hurdles she encountered, working for one the UK's largest supermarket chains.

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By Ana-Maria Cirstea and Dora-Olivia Vicol
21 June 2020

Diagnosed, dismissed, determined - one man’s fight against unfair dismissal

After the company he had worked for 10 years suddenly dismissed him without a word, upon learning he was suffering from a disability, Omar showed that another way is possible.

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By Ana-Maria Cirstea and Dora-Olivia Vicol
06 June 2020

The merry-go-round: the long journey from judgement to enforcement

When his employer stopped paying his wages, Alex made a claim to the Employment Tribunal and was thrilled to learn that the judge ruled in his favour. Yet months after the ruling, the case is stuck in a web of enforcement, slowed down by a company director who vanished and a pandemic that put the bailiffs' investigation on hold.

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By Ana-Maria Cirstea and Dora-Olivia Vicol
24 May 2020

The carwashers

A group of Romanian men who found themselves penniless after the car wash that hired them for years dismissed them without a word, manage to access Universal Credit - but also discover they had been victims of identity theft

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By Ana-Maria Cirstea and Dora-Olivia Vicol
25 April 2020