Employment Tribunal Litigation
In the last recorded figures for 2009/10, Claims brought at the Employment Tribunal increased by 56% from 2008/09, with over 50,000 claims of Unfair Dismissal alone being brought.
Further, with the introduction of new types of unlawful discrimination in the workplace in the last few years, including Age Discrimination, employers are increasingly exposed to the cost and management time of defending Employment Tribunal claims, regardless of their merits.
Seabury Beaumont are highly experienced in acting for employers in the Employment Tribunal in all areas of employment law, in most cases undertaking our own advocacy.
Cases undertaken include the following:
- Unfair Dismissal
- Race, Age, Sex, Disability and Sexual Orientation Discrimination
- ‘Whistle Blowing’
- Working Time Regulations – holiday pay and hours of work
We will provide you with an initial assessment of your case, with estimated costs of defending the Claim, so that you can make a commercial decision as to whether you wish to fight or, alternatively, explore settlement. We can also advise on alternative resolutions such as mediation.
If you decide you wish to settle the case, we will explore and negotiate a settlement in your best interests with the employee or their representative, often involving ACAS.
Should the case proceed to an Employment Tribunal, we will conduct the case on your behalf, including drafting all the necessary documentation, visiting the relevant witnesses and drafting their statements.
Seabury Beaumont can represent you on a pre-agreed hourly rate, or a bespoke fixed fee basis, thus providing you with cost-certainty.