In almost every workplace, disputes between employers and employees can occur from time to time. As an employer, you’ll want to ensure that disputes don’t impact negatively on your business. Wherever possible it’s best to resolve differences directly with your employees. However, when disputes cannot be resolved internally, your employee (or former employee) may send you an ET1 form, and utlimately you could have to attend an employment tribunal.
Employment tribunals usually comprise a panel that includes an employment judge and two non-legal business people. Witnesses may be called for both the employer and the employee and after hearing the case, the panel will reach a legally-binding decision.
At David & Snape, we are here to guide you through the entire process. We will prepare your ET3 (defence) document, and help you avoid a tribunal hearing where possible by finding alternative ways to deal with disputes. And if you do need to attend a hearing, we will ensure you are fully prepared – supporting you with the correct documentation and powerful, supportive witness statements.
We will outline clearly all of your options and responsibilities from the start so that together we can plan the best course of action. We’ll make sure you and your business are represented fairly and will ensure you are informed and in control throughout the process.
Employment law changes regularly and can sometimes seem complex, but at David & Snape we explain everything in straightforward terms, clearly addressing any concerns you may have. If you’d like to have an informal conversation to find out what your options are, we offer a free, initial over-the-phone chat. So for confidential and friendly advice, contact Lindsey Scourfield today on 01656 661115.