Employment Tribunal Representation for Employers
Employment Tribunals claims can be complex, stressful and expensive.
If not handled properly, an Employment Tribunal claim can result in your business paying out hundreds of thousands of pounds in compensation. Therefore, it’s important you receive expert advice from the very outset.
Early Advice for an Employment Tribunal Claim
When an employment dispute arises, we recommend you seek legal advice immediately. This may be challenging for SME’s who are unlikely to have access to a corporate lawyer.
To help, Attwells allows employers to submit details of any employment disputes via our legal portal for review, free of charge. One of our employment solicitors will review your employment dispute and offer feedback on the best next steps. This will not only steer you in the right direction but will also help to reduce the chances of a claim being made against your business. Prevention is always better than cure.
Employment Tribunal Claim Time Limit
Employment Tribunal claims are subject to strict time limits and therefore it is very important that you seek legal advice as soon as possible. Otherwise, your claim could be prevented from proceeding.
Alternatively for a low monthly fee, you can retain regular legal support covering Employment Tribunal Defence, contracts, unlimited telephone and email advice, HR documentation and representation at disciplinary and grievance proceedings. Our retainer packages are specifically designed for SME’s.
If you receive an employee grievance, ACAS Early Conciliation notification or Employment Tribunal claim form, it is very important you contact an employment law solicitor.
If you have received any of these documents from an employee, you can submit them for a free review via our legal portal. Seeking legal advice at this early stage is absolutely key in ensuring you are best placed to defend any claim from former or current employees. It also routinely saves you thousands of pounds, as we are able ensure that no costly mistakes are made in the early stages of a dispute, mistakes which come back to haunt you later on.
What happens at an Employment Tribunal?
The Employment Tribunal makes decisions about employment disputes, including unfair dismissal, redundancy and discrimination. Employment Tribunal claims are subject to strict time limits and therefore it is very important that you seek legal advice as soon as possible. Otherwise, your defence could be dead and buried before it has even got off the ground.
Employment Tribunal Solicitors Costs
We offer a Fixed Fee Case Assessment, which allows you to get any potential claim against you reviewed at the outset for a small fee by an experienced employment lawyer, well versed in arguing cases in the Employment Tribunal. We will advise you of the strengths (or weaknesses) of the claim and what the best next steps are. We pride ourselves on providing plain-English advice, on commercial and pragmatic terms.
We have also produced a guide to Employment Tribunal Costs for Employers, which sets out the normal steps involved in defending an Employment Tribunal claim, the associated costs and the timescales.
We are more than happy to meet with you face to face to discuss any claim you are facing and what you should do next. We take a personal approach to all our client relationships.
Employment Tribunal Solicitors
The vast majority of Employment Tribunal claims settle at an early stage and therefore it is likely that the claim you are defending will not proceed to a final hearing, saving you the added stress and costs involved in the same. We have a proven track record of negotiating substantial settlement sums for our clients and so where this represents the best possible outcome for you, we will do all we can to ensure that settlement on favourable terms is achieved.
Attwells Employment Law team have many years’ experience in bringing and defending Employment Tribunal Claims across the country and provide clients with award winning client care so you can be assured that you we will support you every step of the way, whilst at the same tenaciously defending your business.
To find out more, call us on 01206 766333 or email us.