Employment Tribunal Claims
Employment lawyers to guide businesses through a claim
When a claim is raised against your business, it’s important to proactively handle the situation and within strict time limits.
Defending an employment tribunal claim from an employee can be time-consuming and stressful, which is why we make sure that our clients are well-prepared and aware of the process.
We help employers assess the claim
Was the claim brought in time?
Claims for most Employment Tribunal cases must be made within 3 months of the dismissal or events causing the complaint (with extra time if early conciliation through ACAS was undertaken). If the claimant misses this deadline, they can still take legal action against their current or former employer.
Strength of the claim
When responding to claims against you, consider if you had a fair reason for your actions, if there is evidence disproving the allegations, and if you can establish a legal defence against any claims brought against your business, such as unfair dismissal, wrongful dismissal, discrimination or whistleblowing.
Does the employee have the right to make their claim? For instance, did they work for you for 2 years before claiming unfair dismissal? Do they have a disability according to the Equality Act if claiming disability discrimination?
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“While the situation itself is challenging, having an opportunity to learn from your experience, the trust to ask questions and confidence in the resilience of the process we’re applying to our response, has made it less difficult. I look forward to continuing to work with you and the rest of the SL team.”
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