In almost every workplace disputes between employers and employees can occur from time to time. As an employer, you will 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, you may need to attend an employment tribunal.
Employment tribunals usually comprise a panel that includes an employment judge and two non-legal people who have experience in the world of business. Witnesses may be put forward for both the employer and the employee and after hearing the case, the panel will reach a legally-binding decision.
At QS Lawrence Hamblin our employment lawyers are here to guide you through the entire process. They will help you avoid a tribunal where possible by finding alternative ways to deal with disputes. If you do need to attend a hearing they will ensure you are fully prepared, supporting you with everything from preparing documentation to obtaining witness statements. They will clearly outline all of your options and responsibilities from the start so that together you can plan the best course of action. They will keep you informed throughout the process.
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 Mike today on 0808 2749 822.