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Employment Tribunal Representation

Expert Employment Law Solicitors in Manchester and London providing Expert Employment Tribunal Representation

Employment Tribunals help employees who feel they have been unlawfully mistreated. Employees can take their employer to an employment tribunal in relation to discrimination, unfair dismissal, or any other unlawful contractual dispute. Our solicitors can assist you by providing professional employment tribunal representation.

When can I make a claim to the Employment Tribunal?

An employment tribunal is an independent judicial body with the authority to make judgements on any employment law disputes. Even though a tribunal will not be as formal as a court hearing, the outcome of the tribunal is still legally binding.

It is extremely important that you first seek specialist legal advice for the following reasons:

  • The procedure leading up to the hearing can be complex.
  • The application will need to be properly set out in detail the grounds of your complaint.
  • There is a strict time limitation and you must have completed ACAS Early Conciliation before you can make the application to the Employment Tribunal 
  • The most relevant aspect of your case may not receive enough consideration by the Tribunal if not correctly set out by a specialist employment law solicitor.

Employment Tribunal proceedings

At the hearing you have 3 choices:

  • Represent yourself. This costs nothing (other than the employment tribunal hearing fee).
  • Have a solicitor or barrister represent you.
  • Have a solicitor and a barrister present.

Claims at the employment tribunal can last up to 12 months. Due to the timescale and the complexity of employment, it is advisable to seek legal advice and representation to obtain the best possible chance of protecting your rights and obtaining the best possible outcome. We can stand by your side and represent you during each stage of the employment tribunal process, from drafting a letter before action to your employer threatening tribunal proceedings to the advocacy at the final hearing.

Compensation is the main remedy in most Employment Tribunal claims. However, the amount of compensation varies as compensation can be made up of several elements like Financial losses including loss of earnings, injury to feelings or even personal injury compensation. For instance, most injury to feelings awards made by Employment Tribunals are up to £6,000 (i.e. within the lowest band of the Vento scale) depending on the case. The maximum award for injury to feelings will usually be around £30,000 in the most serious cases.

How Can Monarch Solicitors Help?

Whether you need advice on making a claim to the employment tribunal and assessing the chances of securing a positive outcome, or need a solicitor to represent you at the employment tribunal, then Monarch Solicitors can help. We can provide bespoke advice specific to your claim on all matters relating to the employment tribunal. 

Our specialist employment solicitors have decades of experience dealing with employment issues. They are well equipped to deal with a whole manner of different cases no matter how big or small. 

Our team have had great success negotiating settlement offers, taking claims to the Employment Tribunal, and many more. Every person we represent receives the same high quality of treatment and personal service.

Legal Costs & Service Transparency

If you are considering taking Court action due to a breach of employment law the legal costs should be weighed against the amount likely to be received in damages.

We know it’s important to your business that the legal costs of the dispute are kept under control so as to not affect your cash flow.

We’ll not only ensure that you’re aware of costs implications from the outset, we’ll provide you with step-by-step cost estimates or fixed fees for each stage of the work. We’ll also consider funding options to suit your business needs so you can be sure that our legal services are cost effective.

For more information regarding legal funding options, please click here for more information.

About our Employment Team

At Monarch Solicitors, our employment lawyers have vast experience, expertise, and knowledge in resolving all kinds of domestic and international employment disputes, whether it be complex or technical or simply a disagreement over pay and working conditions.

We have particular expertise in relation to the following areas:

Contact our Employment Solicitors

Our expert employment lawyers are available to discuss your employment tribunal claims.

Please contact our employment advisors for immediate assistance by sending an email to us at [email protected] and one of our employment solicitors shall call you back. 

Alternatively, please call our employment solicitors in Manchester on 0330 127 8888 for a no obligation discussion.

Monarch Solicitors are a leading UK law firm and our award-winning Manchester solicitors, London solicitors and Birmingham solicitors offer their legal expertise nationally and internationally.

We are also able to leverage an international network spanning across Hong KongTurkey and Dubai to provide seamless assistance with cross-border matters relating to employment tribunal representation.

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Most frequent questions and answers

Employment tribunals make decisions about employment disputes. This includes cases about things like unfair dismissal, redundancy and discrimination. There are also many other sorts of claim that can be brought.

There are short, very strict time limits for making a claim to an employment tribunal. In most cases, you have three months less one day from the date of dismissal, but time limits can be different for some situations. Time limits are affected by the ACAS early conciliation scheme which is compulsory for most claims.

If you have a representative, they will normally do all the case preparation and act as your representative at the tribunal. This can remove a lot of the stress that an employment tribunal can cause. Usually, you will only have to speak at the tribunal to give your evidence.

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