Employment Tribunals: an Introduction

An essential one-day seminar from PersonnelToday.com and IRS shows HR
practitioners and line managers how to deal confidently with Employment
Tribunal claims.

Employment
Tribunals: an Introduction

This
one-day seminar shows you how to deal confidently with Employment Tribunal
claims.

It
takes you through the stages of the process showing you how to assess the
validity of claims, prepare a successful defence, and become familiar with the
Tribunal process.

You
will role-play a hearing based on documents you have worked on. You will see
how witnesses are crucial to your case and understand how damages are assessed.
By the end, you will be confident on procedure and have the expertise to deal
with litigation.

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The
benefits to you and your organisation

After
attending the seminar, you will be able to:


Analyse the strengths of any claims


Advise your organisation on how to minimise the risks


Prepare effectively for a Tribunal and maximise your chances of a successful
defence


Reduce the likelihood of your organisation ever facing an Employment Tribunal

There
will be particular emphasis on:

– Narrowing the case down to the main issues

– Preparing for Tribunal

– Creating strong witness statements

– Assessing which documents need to be disclosed and which
are protected

– Assessing who are the right witnesses

– Creating statements to support your case

– Dealing with the opposition and points in issue

– Assessing the value of the claim

– Dealing with settlement and assessing whether to appeal

Who
should attend?

The
seminar is ideal for human resource practitioners, managers and directors. It
will also be useful for in-house lawyers with employment responsibilities and
trainers in HR.

In-Company
Training

IRS
can run a specially tailored version of this seminar for your organisation.
Call Paul Gasowski on 020 7347 3592.

Programme

Introduction


The legal framework


Calculating continuous service


Exclusions: those who cannot claim unfair dismissal

Preliminary
procedure


Evaluating the IT1 (Application)


Completing the IT3 (Response)


Hearing type

The
Employment Tribunal


What is an Employment Tribunal and how does it work?


What is the Tribunal process?


How are claims made?


Practical exercise: defending the claim

Assessing
the evidence

– Further and better particulars of the claim: how to
narrow the issues down

– Dealing with disclosure: important documents to be
disclosed or held back

Witness
statements: ensuring you have the best witnesses for your case

Deciding
whether to settle


Calculating potential compensation


Mitigation


Contributory conduct

Mock
Tribunal


You will role-play a Tribunal based on the documents assessed in the morning


You will have the chance to cross-examine witnesses on the available evidence


You will be invited to vote for the outcome you think is correct

The
decision


Following cross-examination and consideration of the evidence the Chair will
give his or her decision on the result of the Tribunal


The method of calculating costs will be revealed by the Chair and consideration
will be given to the right of appeal

Open
forum

A review of the main learning points and discussion

All
seminars come with comprehensive documentation, model policy statements and a
Certificate of Attendance.

Duration
One-day

Location
Central London

Dates
13 July

2 November

Fees
£399 + VAT Public
sector

£449 + VAT Private sector

Maximum delegates
20

Timings
9am – 4.30pm

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