Employment Tribunal Support

We assist both employees and employers to prepare for an Employment Tribunal. Where we consider there to be a conflict of interest, we may choose not to assist employees. We can help you prepare your response, evidence bundle and case law to support your case in order that you understand the implications of your claim, versus the likely arguments to be posed by your opponent.

Employers

As an employer, how will I know if someone is bringing a claim?
Your organisation will be sent a letter from an Employment Tribunal and a copy of the claim prepared by the employee. This is known as an ET1 form.
The address and person to whom the claim will be sent will be based on the information the claimant provided to the Tribunal so don't assume it will go to the right address or be addressed to the most appropriate person - make sure managers would recognise a form and know what to do with it! If you have a registered office that differs from your normal place of work, make sure that the recipient forwards any mail to you promptly. There are VERY STRICT deadlines for return of these applications so don't miss out.
Click here to see what an ET1 looks like!

Do you fight or agree to settle a claim?

It is important to avoid a default judgement against your company. You MUST complete and submit an ET3 (response to the ET1) within 28 days of the date shown on the letter from the Employment Tribunal telling you about the claim against you. Click here to see what an ET3 looks like.
Before you submit the ET3, contact 121 HR Solutions for support. The ET3 requires you to set out your defence (grounds for resistence) and represents a crucial part of your defence.
We can help you understand the implications of a claim or claims made against you as the employer and will provide you with support to prepare your response so that it is unemotional, clearly laid out and outlines a robust defence of the situation in which you have found yourself. We can provide an objective assessment of your case - if we think you're going to lose, we'll tell it as it is! We will work with you to identify, from a commercial basis, whether you need to defend or settle a claim at the start and help you deal with the necessary ongoing action on that basis.

What are your obligations?

If you have received an ET1 talk to us TODAY...remember the clock is ticking. You will need to complete and submit an ET3 within 28 days of the date shown on the letter from the Employment Tribunal telling you about the claim against you. Click here to see what an ET3 looks like.
It is likely that the Employment Tribunal will order you to disclose all evidence that you have relevant to the case to the other party by a particular date; you are also likely to be asked to agree the evidence on which you will rely (known as the Tribunal Bundle) with the other party by a particular date - the bundle contains all the documentary (and any other evidence e.g. CCTV) on which you, and/or the other party, will rely in Tribunal. It is also likely that the Employment Tribunal will Order you to exchange witness statements with the other party by a particular date.
There are important decisions to be made with respect to what evidence you need to rely upon and the people you wish to call as witnesses. We can prepare the bundle for you, detailing the necessary evidence, helping to compile a full and clear picture of the process, including a chronology and supporting letters, emails, contractual documentation etc. It is important that you do the right things, in the right order, in the right way in the timescales provided. A good evidence bundle will save a long, drawn out process in tribunal as the situation can be revealed through the evidence, rather than having to rely on witnesses.

How do I prepare my defence?

We can assist you in drafting and submitting your RESPONSE to an ET1. We can assist you in collating, organising and submitting documentary evidence to support your grounds for resistance to an employment tribunal and making sure these are disclosed to the Tribunal and to the Applicant, or their representative, on time. We will work with you to identify who is best placed to represent you at Tribunal - we will recommend the best legal support for you based on your case complexity and risk.

Getting a claim, or part of a claim struck out

There may be times when we recommend requesting a case management discussion or pre hearing review if we believe that procedurally, the application is flawed. We will help you to identify claims that cannot be brought and where appropriate seek for a claim, or part of a claim to be struck out.

Employees

As an employee, how do I submit a claim to Tribunal?
We can advise you and help prepare your application to Tribunal. This is known as an ET1 form. We can provide you with advice to lay out your claim clearly and succinctly, detailing the basis of your claim and advising on any supplementary claims.
Click here to see what an ET1 looks like!

Do you go to Tribunal or agree to settle a claim?

Your employer is obliged to complete a response to your claim. This is known as an ET3 form. Once this has been received, we can give you advice on how long the Tribunal is likely to last and therefore what your potential legal costs might be. We can also give you an estimate of a potential award at Tribunal, should you be successful. Click here to see what an ET3 looks like.

What are your obligations?

It is likely that the Employment Tribunal will Order you to disclose all evidence that you have relevant to the case to the other party by a particular date; you are also likely to be asked to agree the evidence on which you will rely (known as the Tribunal Bundle) with the other party by a particular date - the bundle contains all the documentary (and any other evidence e.g. CCTV) on which you, and/or the other party, will rely in Tribunal. It is also likely that the Employment Tribunal will Order you to exchange witness statements with the other party by a particular date.
There are important decisions to be made with respect to what evidence you need to rely upon and the people you wish to call as witnesses. We can prepare the bundle for you, detailing the necessary evidence, helping to compile a full and clear picture of the process, including a chronology and supporting letters, emails, contractual documentation etc. It is important that you do the right things, in the right order, in the right way in the timescales provided. A good evidence bundle will save a long, drawn out process in tribunal as the situation can be revealed through the evidence, rather than having to rely on witnesses.

How do I prepare my case?

We can assist you in drafting and submitting your Claim to a Tribunal. We can assist you in collating, organising and submitting documentary evidence to support your case and making sure these are disclosed to the Tribunal and to the Respondent, or their representative, on time. We will work with you to identify who is best placed to represent you at Tribunal - we will recommend the best legal support for you based on your case complexity and risk.

Contact 121 HR Solutions today on tribunalsupport@121hrsolutions.co.uk - we are waiting to deal with your query.

Useful Web Links:

ACAS
Employment Tribunal (England, Scotland & Wales)
Employment Appeal Tribunal (England, Scotland & Wales)
Employment Tribunal (Northern Ireland)

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