I raised a grievance with my employer on sex discrimination and my employment was terminated 2 weeks later, and they didn't investigate my grievance. I've appointed a solicitor to act on my behalf and he was trying to obtain a settlement and they suddenly stopped responding to him. I've now went through the ACAS conciliation process and the conciliator yesterday, confirmed to the solicitor that they do not with to settle. Is this common behaviour from an employer. Are they likely to think there is no case and they haven't done anything wrong or are they maybe banking on me giving up and walking away? I really thought they'd settle and from the conversation the solicitor had with her, he thought they would too.