If your business receives a call from ACAS, this is likely to be the first step before your ex-employee will bring an Employment Tribunal claim. We recommend you contact us at that point. However, you may wait to see if you get an Employment Tribunal claim or ET1. If you do, we suspect you will have the following questions:
- What shall I do now?
- How should I respond?
- Will the employee win?
- If the employee wins, how much could the employee get in Tribunal?
- Who can represent the business
You must understand, once you have submitted your response / defence, it is difficult to backtrack. Make sure it is right and you do not say something which you later regret.
We have represented companies in tribunal claims from unfair dismissal, discrimination, whistleblowing etc. All of our solicitors are also experienced advocates, so we can prepare your case and represent you at the hearing.
You will have a deadline for responding to the claim (28 days), so contact us as soon as you receive it.