Defending employment tribunal proceedings can be time consuming and expensive. We guide employers through the process and we are proactive in managing tribunal claims.
Our Employment lawyers work with employers at the early stages of a dispute to identify the risks and the approach to a claim. It is important to assess how much a claim is worth and how much resource you want to dedicate to defending the claim. There are very limited grounds upon which an employer can seek to recover costs in the employment tribunal.
We will work with you to minimise the costs and achieve commercial settlements where that is appropriate for your business. We also recognise that for business or policy reasons, you may need to fight some cases (sometimes regardless of the merits of the case).
If you are defending a claim, we will work with you to prepare a robust response and provide guidance on the various stages of the employment tribunal proceedings. At the end of a claim, we will review with you any potential training needs/policy changes and development.
We will also conduct a three hour detailed session with those involved in the claim with a view to everyone learning from the experiences of the action.
We also operate an insurance backed employment advice scheme. Subject to discussing your requirements in more detail, we can provide more information on this service and a quote. In outline, we can confirm the following key principles:
The policy can cover:
The advice is always provided in a timely manner that clearly explains legally issues using plain English that meets our legal obligations whilst taking account of our business needs.