Whether you are an employee bringing a Claim in the Employment Tribunal against your employer, or whether you are an employer defending a claim being brought against your business by an employee, we can assist you throughout this process.
Employment Tribunals for employers
We have experience in assisting our employer clients in different industries with a variety of claims, including:
- discrimination claims;
- equal pay claims;
- unfair dismissal claims, including constructive unfair dismissal claims and unfair dismissal claims relating to redundancy;
- wrongful dismissal claim;
- breach of contract claims;
- holiday pay;
- bonus disputes and
- flexible working claims.
It is important to ensure that you follow the ACAS Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures (ACAS Code). If your employee brings a grievance (even if it is not labelled by the employee as a grievance) failure to follow the ACAS Code could mean an employee’s compensation in a successful Employment Tribunal Claim could be increased by up to 25%.
Our experts can guide you from an early stage to reduce and in some cases eliminate your business’ liability. Getting the approach right from the start can save your business time and money.
If your employee wishes to bring an Employment Tribunal Claim against your business and/or individuals within your business they will be required to start the ACAS Early Conciliation process within the specified three months minus one day first. If the employee does not do this in time you may be able to apply to have a Claim struck out, and send a costs warning to the Claimant, we can assist with this.
If you would like help with negotiating a settlement with your employee through ACAS or otherwise at any point throughout the ACAS Early Conciliation process or the Employment Tribunal process, in order to see whether litigation can be avoided, our employment experts can assist with this.
We can help you with preparing your ET3 Response and with defending an Employment Tribunal Claim and representing you at a preliminary or final hearing.
Employment Tribunals for employees
Taking your employer to an Employment Tribunal is a last resort if matters cannot be resolved directly with your employer first. However, seeking early legal advice is recommended as time limits are strict. You will need to start the ACAS Early Conciliation process within three months minus a day of the matter complained of.
We can assist you with a grievance, and the ACAS Early Conciliation process before assisting you with an Employment Tribunal Claim, if these do not resolve your employment issue. In most cases you will be required to go through the ACAS Early Conciliation process before being allowed to bring an Employment Tribunal Claim, to see whether you and your employer can resolve matters before continuing with litigation.
If, as is often the case when you bring an Employment Tribunal claim against your employer, you are required to resign your employment, we can assist you with negotiating any settlement package, alongside helping with your Tribunal Claim.
We are able to help with a variety of employment claims, including discrimination claims, equal pay claims, unfair dismissal claims, including constructive unfair dismissal claims and unfair dismissal claims relating to redundancy, wrongful dismissal claims, breach of contract claims, holiday, pay and bonus disputes and flexible working claims.