Employment Tribunals make decisions about disputes between employees and employers. If you have a dispute with your employer that you have been unable to resolve, you can make a claim to an employment tribunal. Bringing employment tribunal proceedings against your employer is extremely stressful and emotional. It can often be a long drawn out process due to the volume of claims that the tribunal is waiting to hear, as well as the fact that the employment tribunal will require you to undertake a number of tasks in connection with your claim to ensure that the matter is properly prepared for a hearing and that a Tribunal Chairman (Judge) has all the information it needs to make a decision in connection with the dispute.
If you are contemplating employment tribunal proceedings, it is mandatory to register for ACAS’s Early Conciliation service for most employment claims before initiating a claim.
ACAS is the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service. ACAS gives employees and employers free, impartial advice on workplace rights, rules and best practice.
ACAS will attempt to facilitate a resolution between the parties to avoid formal recourse in the tribunals. You can appoint us to liaise with ACAS on your behalf in connection with any dispute.
If Early Conciliation is unsuccessful you will be issued with a certificate and can then proceed to issue proceedings against your employer. There are very short time frames within which to lodge your employment tribunal claim.
We can lodge the claim on your behalf and represent you throughout the matter, up to and including the final hearing. Alternatively, you can instruct us on a staged basis to provide advice as and when required or undertake certain tasks in connection with preparing your claim for the final hearing.
For further information about ACAS Early Conciliation or Employment Tribunal Proceedings, please contact us on 024 7623 1000.
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