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Employment & HR Training

Employment Tribunal Training

Our employment tribunal training will help your business avoid expensive and time-consuming employment tribunals and prepare you for defending a claim if necessary.

Our specialist employment law solicitors will show you exactly how an employment tribunal works. We’ll help you understand what steps you need to take before legally dismissing an employee and how your decisions will be looked at by a judge.

You’ll learn what you need to do when appearing in tribunal and what it’s like to be a witness and give evidence. Our training is the closest you’ll come to appearing in a real tribunal so you’ll get all the preparation you need in as much detail as possible.

Our employment team is recognised by Chambers & Partners as a leading law firm year on year. We’re quoted as being "a good team of dedicated professionals" who offer impressive “strategic, tactical and commercial advice.”

Find out more about what training we can offer you or your colleagues by contacting our employment services manager, Rachel Hetherington on 0121 203 5355 or online.

Who Is the Training For?

Our training is designed for anyone who is responsible for investigating or holding disciplinary and appeal hearings. This includes:

  • Owner managers
  • HR managers
  • Line managers.

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What Does The Training Involve?

You’ll watch our employment solicitors performing a mock employment tribunal based on a typical case:

  1. We explain the procedure and the legal tests that a case must meet
  2. You’ll get a copy of the evidence and watch us cross-examine the witnesses
  3. The Judge will retire and we’ll ask you to vote on who should win
  4. The Judge will then deliver and explain their verdict
  5. You can ask the judge and lawyers questions about the process, legal issues, and the decision reached.

It’s an engaging and interactive session that will prepare you for defending an employment claim.

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What Will I Get From The Training?

Our mock tribunal will help you understand what steps you must take and the proof you need to defend a claim.

This should help you make better and more confident management decisions.

You’ll learn:

  • The key legal tests that you must meet
  • The standard of proof required
  • What a “reasonable” dismissal is
  • The documents you need to support your case
  • The role the judge plays and how judges make decisions
  • The ACAS Code of Practice and how this is relevant to compensation
  • The arguments you can use to reduce the amount of compensation payable even if you lose the case.

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Why Do I Need Employment Tribunal Training?

Employment tribunal claims are often expensive and time consuming for businesses to defend. They can also cause reputational or PR damage if they’re handled badly.

By seeing and understanding exactly what happens in an employment tribunal, you’ll learn:

  • What your role is in the employment tribunal process
  • How your decisions will be scrutinised in a tribunal
  • What procedures you should adopt to stay legally compliant
  • When to seek legal or HR advice
  • How to prepare witnesses for the daunting experience of giving evidence.

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Where Is The Training?

We hold our employment tribunal training in venues across the UK. Let us know where you’re based and we’ll find a suitable location for you.

Depending on the number of delegates, we can also deliver the training at your business or at one of our 15 offices around the country.

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How Long Does The Training Take?

We offer either full or half-day training depending on how much you’d like to get out of the session.

We understand that every business is different and has different HR requirements. Contact Rachel Hetherington, our employment services head, to find out how we can tailor our disciplinary hearing training to your specific needs.

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