Employment tribunal litigation

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Since the abolition of Employment Tribunal fees we have seen an increase in the number of claims brought. Significant awards are being made for successful claims, with average award values increasing.

No matter how rigorous your employment policies and procedures and how proactively you mediate when things go wrong, it's sometimes impossible to avoid a situation escalating to an employment tribunal. When a tribunal becomes an inevitability, there's a real danger that your organisation's reputation can be damaged, not to mention the financial implications, if you don't dedicate the right resource at the right time.

Expert advice and careful preparation to answer an employment tribunal claim are vital when your organisation finds itself in this situation – if the wrong decisions are made at the start, it may be too late to change approach once the tribunal is under way.

Weightmans' employment team can offer sound advice from the outset to help maximise the likelihood of a positive outcome. You can be sure that each and every time we're called on, we'll start by instigating a careful planning process for you, not just considering what to say in response to the claim, but assessing which witnesses should appear and how their evidence will be helpful in defending the claim, with due regard to matters of reputational importance and any learning to be applied going forward.

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