Helping your business resolve disputes with employees
Many employers will face an employment tribunal claim during the course of running their business. Now there is no fee for making a claim at the employment tribunal, the number of disgruntled employees making claims against their employers is on the rise.
Employment tribunals resolve disputes that arise between employers and employees and are designed to be less formal than the Civil Courts. They have the ability to hear a wide variety of claims, including:
- Discrimination – based on any one of the 9 protected characteristics of:
- Gender reassignment
- Marriage and civil partnership
- Pregnancy and maternity
- Religion or belief
- Sexual orientation
- Unfair dismissal and constructive dismissal
- Pay claims – including wages, holiday pay and failure to pay the National Minimum Wage
- Wrongful dismissal
- Equal pay
- Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations (TUPE)
- Claims relating to time off work – including holidays, maternity, paternity, dependant leave and flexible working
Whilst it is possible for employers to represent themselves in an employment tribunal, if you do find yourself in receipt of a claim from an employee (or former employee) we would recommend that you seek legal advice. The employment tribunals are governed by their own set of rules and procedures, which can be difficult to navigate without specialist knowledge.
Employment tribunal solicitors
At Nelsons, we excel at getting the best outcome for you and your organisation. Our expert team of employment tribunal solicitors is one of the largest in the East Midlands with many years’ experience of dealing with employment tribunals and employment appeal tribunals. We work together with employers to guide them through and offer support with every stage of an employment dispute, from handling internal grievance processes, through the ACAS early conciliation procedure, to the employment tribunal hearing itself.
We recognise that each case is unique. We look to make an early assessment of each situation and provide advice based on your individual circumstances, empowering you to decide on the course of action which achieves the best result for your organisation and keeps you in control.
"Nelsons Solicitors Limited is rated for its 'excellent support' and 'professional expertise'…the group handles a range of contentious and non-contentious matters, from industrial relations, whistleblowing and TUPE issues, to redundancy and reorganisation matters and senior executive exits. It also provides strategic HR advice and assistance with disciplinary and grievance hearings and employee consultations.”Legal 500