Why Choose Us
Employment Tribunal Representation for Employees & Employers
At Employment Law Services (ELS), we understand how expensive, stressful and time consuming Employment Tribunal Claims can be, even before your case reaches the final hearing stage, so we have developed a Fixed Fee Employment Tribunal Representation offering to help you avoid the stress and control the cost. We will guide and advise you on:
- ACAS Early Conciliation
- Your statutory obligations
- Your prospects of success and potential costs
- Viability of settlement (pre or post claim)
- The Employment Tribunal procedures
In the first instance, we will review all of the facts of your case and give you an honest assessment of the merits, completely free of charge. We will then outline clearly, and in plain english, all of your options and set out clearly for you the procedure for progressing your case, from the ACAS Early Conciliation stage through to a final hearing. Thereafter, we will prepare and present your case to the Employment Tribunal in the best possible light and comply fully with, and action within the required timescales, all instructions set by the Employment Tribunal.
As your case progresses, we will interview witnesses and prepare witness statements, prepare bundles (documents/evidence) and draft pleadings, prepare all necessary documentation and make full representations on your behalf in accordance with the rules set out in the Employment Tribunals and make full representations on your behalf in accordance with the rules set out in schedule 1 to the Employment Tribunals (Constitution and Rules of Procedure) Regulations.
What Our Clients Say
Throughout the whole process I was offered a completely professional and dedicated service and was kept fully informed of progress at all times. All my questions were answered clearly and quickly,and I was delighted with the outcome, which put me in a considerably better financial position that I would have been otherwise. I felt like I was in safe hands throughout and can’t recommend Employment Law Services enough!
When my grievance was rejected, I didn’t know where to turn and was ready to leave my job without any compensation, until I contacted Employment Law Services. They contacted my employer and brought to their attention the potential claims I could bring at the employment tribunal. They then negotiated the terms of a settlement agreement for me and managed to secure me a significant settlement that allowed me time to find a new job without worrying about how I would pay my bills.The legal support EmployEasily Legal Services provided was excellent from the start to the finish.
Employment Representation For a Variety of Employment Claims
Each case is different but our team of Employment Law Specialists have represented clients across a variety of claims, including:
- Unfair Dismissal (including Constructive Unfair Dismissal)
- Redundancy (including preparation of and advice on Settlement Agreements)
- Discrimination (including discrimination on the basis of Sex, Disability, Race, Age, Religious Belief and Sexual Orientation)
- Sexual Harassment and Victimisation
- Unlawful Deductions from Wages (including furlough pay related claims)
- Maternity and Paternity Leave and Pay
- National Minimum Wage
- Less Favourable Treatment of Part-Time and Fixed Term Employees
- Equal Pay
- Wrongful Dismissal (a dismissal in breach of contract)
- Transfer of Undertakings (TUPE)
A Comprehensive Case Review
Once instructed, our specialist advisors will review the details of your case, advise you on your options, potential tactics and risks, and the procedures involved in progressing your case, then prepare and submit all necessary documentation to the Employment Tribunal.
Employment Tribunal FAQs
We have answered some of the most common questions asked below but if you still cannot find the answer you need then give us a call on 0800 612 4772
Early Conciliation (EC) is mandatory for all claims. Before employees can issue a claim at an Employment Tribunal, they must contact Acas and submit an EC form online. Acas will provide conciliation to attempt to reach a settlement between you and your employee. If settlement is not reached, or either of you refuses to engage, Acas will issue an EC certificate so that your employee can proceed with the employment tribunal claim.
The usual time limit for issuing a tribunal claim for most claims is 3 months less one day from the termination of your employment (usually this the last day you were paid), or other event giving rise to your claim (for example, the last act of discrimination). This is varied by the ACAS Early Conciliation process which stops the clock. The limitation period is relatively short and there is much to do so you should not delay.
The full hearing to decide most types of employment tribunal claim is usually heard by a panel consisting of an employment judge (who is legally qualified) and two non-legally-qualified members. One of the non-legally-qualified members will have a background giving an employer’s perspective (for example as an employer or member of a trade organisation) and the other will have a background giving an employee’s perspective (usually as a trade union representative). Some hearings are heard and decided by an employment judge sitting alone. This is the case for unfair dismissal claims, unless the tribunal directs otherwise
No. The sequence of events would be that the case would go first to an Employment Tribunal, then on appeal to an Employment Appeal Tribunal, then to the Court of Appeal (the Court of Session in Scotland) and then to the Supreme Court (which replaced the House of Lords as the final UK appeal court on 31 July 2009).
Whether you are an employer or employee, employment law is complex. Legal representation can help guide you through the process. If you are feeling the stress and anxiety of dealing with an employment problem, expert legal advice can help.
We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your situation, your objectives and your options. If you instruct us to represent you, we will set out our fixed fee in advance based on the specific nature of your case.
When a claim form (ET1) is issued and sent to the employer, the covering letter from the tribunal will specify the deadline by which the response (ET3) must be received. The employer should act as quickly as possible if it discovers that the deadline has been missed. The employment tribunal rules allow a respondent to apply for an extension of the deadline even where the deadline has already passed. The application must be made in writing to the tribunal. It must set out the reason why the employer is seeking an extension. Under rule 21 of the Employment Tribunals (Constitution and Rules of Procedure) Regulations 2013 (SI 2013/1237), if no response has been presented to the employment tribunal within the relevant time limit, an employment judge may issue a judgment on the information available, or may decide to hold a hearing.
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Our straight talking and pragmatic approach ensures clients consistently receive excellent support and positive outcomes in difficult situations.
We will always act in your best interests and give you advice that is practical and realistic based on your specific circumstances so you can make an informed decision.
Negotiation on Your Terms
Your specific circumstances and the details of your settlement agreement will be thoroughly examined and carefully discussed with you before progressing matters and we will work in your interests at all times to achieve your preferred outcome wherever possible.
We understand how stressful settlement agreement situations can be and want to remove as much of the hassle and stress as possible. We offer same day / next day appointments in person, by telephone or online.
Acting in Your Interests
We will work for you and seek to protect your interests at all times. Where appropriate, we will negotiate on your behalf and look to achieve the best possible outcome for you but will also make clear when we don’t think signing a settlement agreement is in your best interest.
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We have a wealth of knowledge & expertise within this ever-evolving & complex area of law and a proven track record in providing an excellent service to employers & employees. For specialist employment law advice, contact us today: