Employment tribunals: XpertHR’s top tips on how to deal with a claim

Figures out today show that individual employment tribunal claims have increased since last year.

XpertHR has a wealth of information and guidance for employers and HR on how to handle tribunal claims.

Here are seven key steps to get you started…

 

 

Employment tribunals: top tips on how to deal with a claimIf you receive a statutory discrimination question from an employee, don’t ignore it. Although an employment tribunal can’t order an employer to respond to a discrimination questionnaire, there are potentially serious consequences of failing to respond within the time limit.





Find out more from XpertHR
Tribunal procedure FAQs including: 
Is there a time limit for responding to a statutory discrimination questionnaire?
What are the potential consequences if an employer does not respond to a statutory discrimination questionnaire?




Employment tribunals: top tips on how to deal with a claimIf you receive a copy of an employment tribunal claim form (ET1), make sure that you comply with the 28-day time limit for presenting a defence (ET3).





Find out more from XpertHR
Tribunal procedure FAQs including:
Is there anything that an employer can do if it misses the deadline for submitting a response to an employment tribunal claim?




Employment tribunals: top tips on how to deal with a claimDon’t forget that mediation may be an option, particularly if the individual who has brought the claim is still in your employment.






Find out more from XpertHR
Tribunal procedure FAQs including:
Can an employer ask an individual who has brought an employment tribunal claim to take part in mediation?



Employment tribunals: top tips on how to deal with a claimIf you decide to settle the case, be aware of the importance of ensuring that the settlement is binding and that the claimant will not be able to pursue the matter further.





Find out more from XpertHR
Tribunal procedure FAQs including: 
Once employment tribunal proceedings have been started, does an employer have to go through Acas to make an offer to settle the case, or can it contact the claimant directly?
Are payments under a compromise agreement taxable?




Employment tribunals: top tips on how to deal with a claimEnsure that you’re familiar with employment tribunal processes and terminology.






Find out more from XpertHR 
Tribunal procedures FAQs including:  
What are employment tribunal case management discussions?
What are employment tribunal pre-hearing reviews?
Does an employment tribunal have the power to strike out a weak case?




Employment tribunals: top tips on how to deal with a claimRemember that the outcome of an employment tribunal claim often depends on the witness evidence the tribunal finds more convincing. Prepare your witnesses for the tribunal hearing and ensure that they know what to expect.





Find out more from XpertHR
Tribunal procedure FAQs including
How should a witness statement for use in employment tribunal proceedings be formatted?
 





Employment tribunals: top tips on how to deal with a claim

Remember there is a strict time limit for appealing against an employment tribunal decision, and that there are very limited grounds of appeal to the EAT.




Find out more from XpertHR
Tribunal procedure FAQs including:

What is the time limit for appealing against the decision of an employment tribunal?
What is the procedure for appealing against an employment tribunal decision?
On what grounds can the decision of an employment tribunal be appealed?




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