VIDEO: Employment Partner’s Mark Higgins recently took some time out to speak to HR Aspects Magazine, providing some very valuable insights into with world of employment tribunals.
When facing the prospect of an employment tribunal, employers have a real dilemma. It may seem like a sensible decision to just a buy off’s an employment tribunal claim, by simply agreeing a settlement fee with the disgruntled employee, but Mark says’s employers need to consider the message that is then automatically transmitted to every other employee at the firm’s.
This action could give the impression that this is an employer that settles claims, instead of fighting them and lead the way to a succession of other claims.
If there is a suggestion that employment claims are not being contested, others may think it could be an easy result for a claim of their own’s.
An experienced employment solicitor can provide real benefit to any business facing the threat of an employment tribunal, but it is important that this action to consult a legal advisor is taken sooner rather than later.
Maybe the key to success in tribunals is in avoiding them in the first place?
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