Each member of our employment team regularly appears on behalf of our clients in tribunals across the country. Our team also appears on behalf of clients in the Employment Appeal Tribunal and we also act in claims that have reached the Court of Appeal.
Whilst it is no business’ aim to end up in an employment tribunal, sometimes this is unavoidable. Our other employment service areas can help reduce the likelihood of litigation, but it is never altogether unavoidable. Where a tribunal claim is received, we can help you protect your position and achieve the best possible outcome.
We deal with a whole range of tribunal claims ranging from unfair and wrongful dismissal, discrimination and breach of contract, to whistleblowing claims, flexible working, and equal pay, often whilst the employment relationship is continuing. We can take instructions at any stage in the proceedings – from drafting the initial response right through to a final hearing or settlement.
Employment litigation can also include civil court litigation in the case of enforcing restrictive covenants, providing references and enforcing settlements and judgments. In civil court action our employment team work in conjunction with our litigation team, ensuring that we achieve the desired outcome in the most efficient manner.
The employment team also acts for employers facing multi-claimant actions, often in a local authority/public sector context.
With tribunal representation being so important, you may wish to consider our Short Cover employment law protection scheme, which has the option of employment tribunal insurance. Not only can Short Cover help reduce the likelihood of claims, it can significantly reduce the costs of defending a tribunal claim.
For information on our fees we have produced this helpful guide on Employment Tribunal Pricing.