If you believe that you have a claim against your employer which you have been unable to resolve by discussion with the employer you can take a claim to the employment tribunal. You have to lodge your claim within 3 months of the event occurring and the tribunals are very strict on this point.
An explanation of the process and the relevant forms are available on line from the tribunal website and for straightforward claims it is possible to lodge a claim for free without taking legal advice.
Dallas Legal does have significant experience in formatting and drafting claims to ensure that all the relevant issues are brought to light and presented in the most beneficial way and can offer support and guidance as well as professional drafting of claims.
Dallas Legal can engage on your behalf with the employer to attempt to resolve the situation without the lengthy wait and potential cost of progressing to a full hearing and this very often will lead to an acceptable outcome.
If things do progress to a full hearing we can assist with the preparation of witness statements, provide advice on process and protocols and if needed directly represent you at the hearing.
Of course you can represent yourself and use our services in the background.
If an employee presents a claim to an employment tribunal it is important for an employer to take advice to ensure the best possible opportunity of successfully defending the claim. Employers only have 28 days in which to respond to a claim and any failure to respond within the time limits could lead to a judgment in favour of the Claimant.
We will engage in early negotiations with the Claimant to try to resolve the issue s soon as possible.
If a case does proceed to tribunal, Dallas Legal can assist with case preparation and tribunal representation – minimising the amount of managerial time spent on defending a claim. We can also assist with the preparation of witness statements and preparation of the bundle of documents that will be needed to defend the claim.
As an employer you may represent yourself at a tribunal hearing. However, you may wish to seek professional advice- speak to one of our lawyers who will advise you on the best approach to take.
Dallas Legal will handle your case right from the beginning until the end.
We will start by providing you informative, honest, free advice in confidence. Moving forward, we will provide legal and business consultation reviewing and structuring the case to dealing with all correspondence and advocacy at hearings (if necessary).