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The prospect of being taken to an employment tribunal by an employee or former employee can be a daunting task. But we can help you to defend claims of unfair dismissal, discrimination or any other claim that may be brought against you in an Employment Tribunal.

How We Can Defend You Against an Employment Tribunal Claim

Advise you how to defend - We can look at the strengths and weaknesses of the claim against you and plan your defence accordingly. We set out clearly using knowledge of employment law and employment tribunal regulations, why the claim should fail and we set out to limit the damage and cost to your business.

Complete the ET3 Response to a Claim Form - We use our assessment to file your defence to undermine the claim, and to put you in the best possible position to defend it. The ET3 form is the most important part of your defence as it is one of the first documents that the Employment Tribunal will read, and it needs to set out credible grounds for defending the claim.

Advise You To the Risk of Losing - As outsiders to your Company we offer you a realistic assessment as to your chances of success, and the risk and amount of any damages you may have to pay out. You can then use that information to consider whether or not you need to take a business decision to settle a claim, or to defend it.

Take Away The Stress of Defending a Claim - Litigation is a stressful business, especially if you are a small business and emotions are running high. We take this stress away by dealing with all the paperwork, preparing your case, presenting your defence and dealing with the Claimant or their legal representatives.

Reduce the Risk of Further Employment Tribunals - We don't just offer a "fire fighting service". We can look at went wrong, and how to avoid it happening again. If the claim is being brought by a spiteful or vexatious claimant, who would have brought action regardless then we can help you to get a costs award against them.

Minimise Costs - We can help you reduce costs by weakening a claimants case and reducing any damages. Further to this we can ensure your case is presented in accordance with the law so you are not at risk of legal costs being awarded against you.

Fixed Price Employment Tribunal Defence - All of our services are available for a fixed price. However, this is not always the best option and we do also offer a "unit" based billing system, however we always cap our fees. So if you have something you are worried about you can pick up the telephone, call us and get an educated answer, without the worry about how much the bill will end up at.

Call us now on 01482 345 905 for a FREE discussion about how we can help you defend the employment tribunal claim being brought against your business.

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This is a subject that is often over complicated by employment lawyers & HR professionals. The fact remains that unless an employee has attained the required number of months in employment to claim unfair dismissal then it is very easy to dismiss to dismiss.

A quick reminder to all employers that we are offering up to a full hour of free employment law & HR advice to all businesses during the month of January. To take advantage of this special free legal advice offer siimply call us now on 01482 345 905 to make your appointment or email us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you are reading this article then no doubt you are looking to take on your first employee. Well firstly congratulations that you have grown your business to this point, and whilst it is an exciting time we know that it can be a stressful time. We therefore write this article for all first time employers or those who are taking on their first employee in some time.

With the Christmas trees put away and the fall out of the Christmas party dealt with it is time to look at the key changes to employment law this year that all employers need to be aware of. We have summarised some of the key changes below.

We write this guide with particular reference to the position of Employment Tribunals and as such for tax purposes you should gain specific advice from the HMRC, your accountant or a solicitor specialising in tax. 

We are happy to offer a completely free Social Media Policy for your business and staff as our way of wishing you a happy Christmas and New Year. This policy is absolutely free, and can be tailored for your business in seconds. Simply following the link provided to the free social media policy template, submit your details and you will be able to download the social media policy template in word format immediately. 

If a new employee won’t agree to the contract you offer them, then you need to consider whether or not to terminate the contract. As stated above, if the employee continues to work for you, even if under protest, then it can be deemed that they have accepted the contract. However from a business perspective do you really want an employee who from day one is refusing to sign the contract you have offered them. Is it worth the risk of keeping the employee on and them causing you further trouble down the line when they have full employment rights (after 2 years). It may be wise to terminate their employment by giving notice and seek an employee who will agree to the terms you have offered them.

Whilst the use of social media as a marketing tool for businesses has generally had a positive impact, recent local and national press stories have shown the danger of employees using social media.

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