Unfair Dismissal Claims
An employee’s satisfactory performance, conduct and behaviour are crucial to the success and reputation of your business.
an employee is disciplined or dismissed an Employment Tribunal claim
may follow. The Employment Tribunal is now empowered to make substantial
awards of compensation in relation to unfair dismissal. When advising
clients we adopt the following approach:
By working with our clients at an early stage
we aim to avoid claims (where possible). However, we understand that
commercial interests must be balanced against legal risks.
Where a claim is unavoidable we provide an
early assessment of the case to determine the merits, costs and
Consider Settlement Options
We fully explore the prospects of
striking out (all or part of the claim) if possible. Alternatively where
the claimant is unwilling to withdraw the claim we will prepare for
hearing or (where appropriate) aim to achieve a favourable commercial
We can also assist businesses to participate in the ACAS early concilliation, helping to ensure that the best outcome possible is achieved.
Attention to Detail and Attitude
Our attention to detail,
vigour, enthusiasm, and experience, means we are able to fully prepare
your case to its conclusion.
We don’t just act for employers. We act for employees
too. This enables us to maintain a balanced perspective and advise on
the likely Employment Tribunal outcome.
Unlike many solicitors (who instruct a barrister to
represent you at the hearing) we can prepare your case and act as your
representative/advocate at the hearing. Of course if it is economic or
otherwise sensible for counsel to be instructed we work with respected
and well known chambers specialising in employment law.