An employment tribunal is an independent body, which is there to resolve dispute between an employee and their employer.
Why would an employee go to tribunal: they feel they want further resolution on an employment matter.
What should you do – here are some tips to prepare you. If you find yourself in the unfortunate position of having to defend a claim at tribunal it is important that you follow the correct procedures and have all the relevant documentation in place.
Be Responsible – comply with the response procedures.
Take Professional Advice – an employment tribunal could be damaging to your reputation not just your bank account! You should take professional advice immediately, do not attempt to deal with the problem on your own.
Gather your facts – gather all paperwork, document on chronology of events. Be clear and stick to the facts.
Be Prepared – Prepare your team to discuss the facts.
At Simple HR we can help you to prepare your business for tribunal. We also work with an independent solicitor, Rennie McInnes LLP, who is on hand to ensure that you are well prepared for the Tribunal and that you work within the law.
If you would like more advice on this subject and any other related matters, please give us a call on 01506 238745.