Unfair Dismissal Claims
An employee’s satisfactory performance, conduct and behaviour are crucial to the success and reputation of your business. If 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 associated risks.
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 negotiated settlement. We can also assist businesses to participate in the ACAS Early Conciliation, 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. Our Head of Employment was trained by a current Employment Tribunal Judge, giving her a specialised and sought after experience of how the Tribunal may view claims and arguments.
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.
KBL acted on an employment tribunal claim for one of the largest green waste processing companies in the UK in relation to an unfair dismissal claim brought by a senior manager, alleging unfair and sham redundancy.