We specialise in Employment litigation and regularly act for employees in the Employment Tribunal. We provide clear advice and vigorous legal representation.
The Employment Tribunal Process
Assessment of Claims
We conduct an assessment to determine the merits and value of your case. There are a number of claims which can be brought in the Employment Tribunal including:
- Unfair Dismissal
- Constructive Dismissal
- Notice Pay
- Unlawful Deductions from Wages
- Holiday Pay
- Statutory Redundancy Payment
- Discrimination, Harassment and Victimisation
- Equal Pay
- Breach of Contract
ACAS Early Conciliation
We guide you through ACAS Early Conciliation. This is a mandatory first step before you can proceed to the Employment Tribunal. Once Early Conciliation is completed you will receive a Certificate, which allows you to start your claim.
Issuing the Claim (the ET1)
We will prepare your claim form setting out clearly and persuasively the factual and legal basis of your case.
The Response (the ET3)
After receiving the claim the Respondent has 28 days to reply.
Often a Preliminary Hearing is listed in order for the Tribunal to understand what issues will need to be determined at the Final Hearing. At the Preliminary Hearing the Tribunal will set a date for the Final Hearing and establish a timetable for the parties to prepare for it. If both parties are represented the Preliminary Hearing can usually take place by telephone.
Preparation for the Final Hearing
We will prepare documentation for the following key stages in preparing for a hearing.
- Schedule of Loss
- Disclosure of Documents
- Tribunal Bundle
- Witness Statements
- List of Issues
- Instructing a Barrister
Both parties give their evidence and their representatives put forward legal arguments.
The Tribunal decides whether or not the claim succeeds. If the claim is successful, the Tribunal will then decide how much compensation you should be awarded.
Why Choose OWC?
We have the experience and expertise to guide you through the Employment Tribunal process from start to finish, giving you the best possible chance of winning your claim or negotiating a settlement. We will be with you every step of the way, fighting your corner.
Contact our Employment Tribunal Solicitors in London, Surrey and Middlesex