If your company receives a call from ACAS, this is likely to be the first step before your ex-employee or worker brings an Employment Tribunal claim. If we have not already been advising you on the matter, we recommend you contact us at that point. We can give you an initial view of the prospects of the claim (if known) and help prepare you for the next steps whether it a robust defence to any claim or looking to negotiate an amicable agreement – we can help!
If you get an Employment Tribunal claim or ET1 against your company, you have a limited period to respond, so don’t delay. You may also have several questions such as:
- 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 don’t say something which you later regret.
Our team has decades of experience in representing businesses in all tribunal claims including 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.
Urgency is the key here, so contact us as soon as you receive any indication that you will need to respond to the claim.