Employment disputes are an inevitable but unwanted fact of business life. They can be time consuming, costly and an unwelcome distraction.
Having a clear strategy at the start of any dispute ensures that the organisation’s needs are met. We will review the dispute early on to provide you with a clear opinion of the prospects of successfully defending a potential claim. We pride ourselves on being straight-talking and providing you with a clear steer on merits together with the estimated value of the claim and recommended next steps, tailored to your specific business needs, incorporating your commercial requirements and your approach to risk, meaning your business can take an informed decision quickly.
Where settlement is appropriate we can undertake the ACAS Early Conciliation negotiations on your behalf, and can continue to undertake settlement negotiations to ensure you reach an early resolution in the most cost-effective way.
For disputes which end up in the Employment Tribunal system, we provide a robust approach to defending claims, proactively seeking opportunities to get claims decided at an early stage wherever possible to reduce the impact on your business. Where disputes go to a full hearing, our team of experienced advocates will be there to support you and your witnesses, ensuring that the business presents its case in the best possible way and is prepared for all potential outcomes.
Employment tribunals is part of Shoosmiths’ wider employment and immigration offering. If you would like help finding the right team or lawyer please contact us on +44 (0)3700 863 000 or contact us by email to [email protected].