Employment tribunals are often unexpected but always stressful.
How do AHR Consultants provide ET Support?
Our team of experienced solicitors and HR consultants are on hand to help you through the process, providing guidance, advice, and support every step of the way.
Consult Custom and Consult Complete clients will automatically benefit from AHR Consultants’ Employer Defence Service. AHR Consultants will represent clients throughout the Employment Tribunal process at no cost, subject to certain terms and conditions, which are available on request.
Alternatively, we offer two additional employment tribunal support solutions:
- Fixed Fee Arrangement – An arrangement that allows peace of mind knowing you are supported by experts in the field at a fixed cost.
- Consultancy Basis – If you are not sure how much or how little support you will need, we can be engaged for a duration that suits you.
You can explore these support solutions below or call us on 0345 076 2288 to find the best employment tribunal support solution for your business.
Fixed Fee Arrangement
The cost of defending an employment tribunal claim can be a cause for concern. A fixed fee arrangement with AHR Consultants is split into different stages.
AHR Consultants can be engaged at any stage, you will never be charged more than the fixed amount agreed.
Receiving and reviewing all documentation and all work in preparing and submitting the respondent’s response form; ET3.
Case preparation prior to the tribunal hearing. This includes the preparation of document bundles, witness statements, and dealing with all relevant parties (e.g. ACAS, the tribunal, and the claimant’s solicitor). Where appropriate we will also negotiate settlements.
An experienced solicitor from AHR Consultants can act as your employment tribunal representative at this stage. This involves:
- a) Hearing preparation (submissions, cross-examinations, etc)
- b) Representation at tribunal
- c) Representation at the preliminary hearing
AHR Consultants can be engaged on a consultancy basis to assist you with all aspects of the claim.
Our team of solicitors and HR consultants will remain on hand for the duration of the process, ensuring that you receive professional guidance and support. Your allocated solicitor will assist you with the preparation of ET3 documentation, witness statements, etc. and support you through negotiations with the other side.
Consultancy fees are subject to hourly and daily rates.
For more information or to engage with AHR Consultants please call us on 0345 076 2288 or complete a contact form for a free consultation.
What is an employment tribunal?
Employment tribunals deal with employment-related issues and disputes, eventually making the final decision on how they should be resolved. Most legal cases regarding employment are heard in employment tribunals and this may include redundancy, discrimination, unfair dismissal, and many other types of claims.
The tribunal is impartial and will consider both sides of a claim before reaching a decision. If your business loses the case, you may be required to reinstate the employee or pay them compensation.
AHR Consultants offer expert employment tribunal support to ensure that you navigate the process fairly and correctly, while looking to secure the best possible outcome for your business.
Why is Employment Tribunal Support important?
If your business is facing a potential employment tribunal claim, it is crucial that you prepare correctly. Having access to employment tribunal support is extremely helpful at this stage, with an employment tribunal representative handling the case on your behalf.
Support can be provided throughout the entire process or at specific stages, depending on the preference and requirements of the business. The initial stages of the tribunal process include preparing witness statements, reviewing documentation, and submitting the ET3 response form.
If you fail to handle an employment tribunal claim correctly, the consequences for your business can be serious and damaging, putting your reputation and financial state at risk. AHR Consultants have an extensive experience of managing successful employment tribunal claims and can provide comprehensive support to help your business minimise risk.
Benefits of Employment Tribunal Support for your business
When you are busy running a business, an unexpected employment tribunal claim is only likely to place further stress on your shoulders. Employment tribunal support helps to reduce this, offering guidance at every stage of the process.
- Our team can handle all tribunal paperwork and preparation
- Experienced solicitors and HR consultants on-hand to advise you throughout the process
- Attain peace of mind in the knowledge that your needs are supported
- Representation can be provided at the preliminary hearing and tribunal
- Professional guidance and support with all aspects of the claim
- We help protect the reputation of your business
Which industries need Employment Tribunal Support?
Any business that has employees will benefit from employment tribunal support. As your employee number grows, so does the risk of issues occurring and employment tribunal claims being made. With the broad experience of AHR Consultants on your side, you can feel confident that you are well placed to deal with these situations when they arise.
How to prepare for an employment tribunal
When faced with an employment tribunal, you must begin by preparing all the relevant documentation for your response form. Once this is submitted, documentation bundles should be collated to prepare your case for the tribunal hearing.
Documents required at these stages include:
- Witness statements
- Company logs
- Employee contracts
- Salary and pay slip details
- Written statements
- Any correspondence between your business and the employee
We appreciate that preparing for an employment tribunal can be daunting, which is why our experts are available to provide clear and concise support at whichever stage you need it.
Choose AHR Consultants for specialist ET Support
AHR Consultants are leaders in HR, employment law, leadership training and safety services. We have a broad experience of supporting businesses with tailored HR solutions and employment tribunal claims.