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Employment Law

Employment Tribunals

Our specialist solicitors have extensive experience in employment tribunals, and we have handled all types of cases, including discrimination and unfair dismissal. We will ensure you are fairly represented and fully prepared, so you feel in control and stress is minimised.

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What are employment tribunals?

When an employer and employee cannot resolve a dispute, they may take it to an employment tribunal.

These are examples of disputes which may reach employment tribunals:

  • Breach of contract
  • Deductions from wages
  • Discrimination
  • Unequal pay
  • Unfair dismissal.

At a tribunal, a judge will normally sit with a panel, decide who is liable in a dispute, and provide a Judgment. Their decision is legally binding.

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An employment tribunal claim typically takes up to a year, but it depends upon the complexity. Our employment solicitors can provide a more accurate timescale once we have information about your case.

There are no costs involved in filing an employment tribunal claim. The only fees payable are legal fees. However, our employment lawyers may be able to act on a No Win, No Fee basis. This means that if your case is not settled, you do not pay any fees to us. We only accept employment tribunal claims that satisfy legal checks and are assessed to have a reasonable chance of success.

If an employee brings an unreasonable or vexatious claim against an employer, they may have to pay tribunal costs to their employer if they lose. For instance, if the case had little or no chance of success, the Employee turns down a good settlement offer, or they fail to disclose important information, they may have to pay costs.

Our experienced solicitors will help you avoid a tribunal where possible by finding alternative ways to deal with employment disputes.

We can support you by:

  • Advising you on how to raise an informal grievance.
  • Supporting you through the formal grievance process.

Employment tribunals are always a last resort. However, if your case does reach a tribunal, we will make sure you are well represented, and we will aim to build the strongest possible case for you.

If you are an employee making a tribunal claim, you may not want to continue to work for your employer. In this case, we can help you negotiate a settlement agreement to compensate you and reach a resolution with your employer, allowing you to leave with an agreed financial package.

If you have already taken your case to a tribunal and the other party has won, please talk to us. It might be possible for you to appeal the decision, depending upon the strength of your case.

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For an employer, an employment dispute is a drain on management time and a threat to the reputation of their business. For an employee, there are worries about finances and damage to their career. Our solicitors understand the stress involved for both parties, and that is why we are dedicated to settling disputes quickly and fairly without going to a tribunal if possible.

If you do need to make a tribunal claim, our solicitors will fight hard to protect your interests. We have years of experience in successfully managing complex cases involving both small businesses and large corporations.

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Our team of specialist lawyers are experts in their field. Be confident in their advice and decisions to help get the right outcome for you. Contact us today to see how we can help