Employment Judge Balogun, aka Adenike Muinat Balogun was appointed as a Salaried Part-time Employment Judge in the London South Region, in November 2009. She dealt with my tribunal hearing. You can read more about how she dealt with my case here. My case included issues of bullying, disability discrimination and how mental health (depression) is dealt with in the workplace.
In August 2012, at Croydon Tribunal, Judge Balogun refused my application to submit my covert recordings and transcripts, which not surprisingly was later overturned on appeal. She also refused to read my transcripts or listen to the covert recordings I made until they had been professionally transcribed, which would have cost me about £10,000- and she was aware I was not working. The appeal judge concluded that I should not have to get the recordings professionally transcribed.
Judge Balogun then decided to only allow me to adduce 5 hours out of a grand total of 39 hours of covert recordings as evidence. Go figure!
She later went on to dismiss my case, and ordered me to pay over £90,000 in costs.
It’s important to note the following:
- I produced over 2500 pages of evidence supporting my case.
- I cross-examined the Respondents’ witnesses for several days, (around 25 hours of questioning), yet in the Tribunal judgment there is little or no mention of the questions I asked and the responses given.
- In the Tribunal judgment, there is also no mention of the content of the 4 equality form questionnaires and responses that I submitted in support of my claim. In my witness statement I analyzed and made reference to the questionnaires and pointed out where the Respondents’ answers were obstructive, equivocal and evasive. The law states that a Tribunal should take this into account.
- There is little or no mention of my 2 witness statements totally over 250 pages and my written submissions, totalling over 360 pages, which cited dozens pieces of case-law that supported my case.
For even more examples like this, just view the case files.