For employment law disputes that cannot be resolved in any other way, the Employment tribunals are used. A tribunal is not as formal as a regular court hearing. Claim can be made to an employment tribunal if you believe that your employer, or in some special circumstances a potential employer, has treated you unlawfully.
The kinds of cases that can be heard by employment tribunals include unfair dismissal, constructive dismissal, breach of contract, discrimination, equal pay and not being consulted in a redundancy situation
Possible outcomes from an employment tribunal includes compensation and even reinstatement. In order to be able to make a claim to an employment tribunal, certain conditions have to be met. For instance, you will have to make the claim within the required time limit; you will usually have three months less one day from when the incident occurred in which to make a claim to the tribunal.
To give yourself the best possible chance of securing the outcome that you want, seeking legal advice at an early stage and arranging for representation from a team of expert solicitors is recommended.
The parties normally pay their own legal costs so it is very important to manage cases in a proportionate way. It is very important to set out a clear and winnable case at the beginning. We work alongside our clients in the preparation stage to achieve this.
In majority of the cases, we do the advocacy which cuts down on an additional layer of costs. In complex matters, we have excellent professional relations with the country’s leading employment law barristers.