Unfortunately, despite your best attempts, some workplace disputes do develop into legal claims in the employment tribunal. As an employer you cannot stop a disgruntled current or former employee from making a claim in the employment tribunal.
The employment tribunal deals with workplace cases including unfair dismissal, constructive dismissal, redundancy, discrimination, unlawful deduction of wages, breach of contract, complaints under the Working Time Regulations and TUPE.
If an employee wants to sue their employer in the employment tribunal they generally have to issue a claim within three months less one day from the incident that they are complaining about. That could be the date of dismissal, the date of an alleged act of discrimination (or the last of a series of alleged acts) or the date on which their wages were deducted.
Before lodging an employment tribunal claim, an employee must contact ACAS to start early conciliation. It is hoped that the conciliation process will lead to a resolution without the need for the employee to commence legal proceedings in the employment tribunal.
Experience shows that resolving a dispute through early conciliation can be less stressful and expensive, however in some cases early conciliation will not resolve the dispute and a tribunal is necessary to reach a conclusion.
If you are faced with a claim in the employment tribunal there are strict deadlines that must be met. In order to give yourself the best chance of being successful or securing a favourable result you need experts on your side.
GA Solicitors’ employment team boasts years of experience specialising solely in employment law, they will use all their skill, expertise and experience to secure the best possible result for your business.
Call the employment team today on 01752 203500 if you need assistance to resolve a dispute or if you have received notification of early conciliation or an employment tribunal claim, as time is of the essence. You can also email us via enquiries@GAsolicitors.com.