It’s not uncommon for an employer to face an Employment Tribunal claim at some stage during the course of their business. The process can present a variety of challenging circumstances that can be stressful, daunting and time consuming, with serious consequences if handled incorrectly.
If an employee has raised an issue or made a claim against you, it’s important that you seek the appropriate advice from the outset in order to protect your business and reputation. Whether you’re facing straightforward allegations, or a more unique and complicated scenario, Loch Law can help.
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How Loch Law can help
Our employment law experience ensures that we are well placed to help businesses large and small through the entire process. Our employment lawyers can assess the various merits of a claim, before providing strategic advice and the various options available to you.
Whether that’s settling quickly, negotiating with the claimant, or preparing the case for the Employment Tribunal, our advice is both practical and commercial – helping to minimise costs while reducing the negative impact on the rest of your employees. We will provide an assessment on the likelihood of successfully defending the claim and guide you through the most appropriate course of action.
I cannot tell you how much I appreciate your help and please let whoever helps you get this out of the door know that I appreciate theirs too!
The speed of their service levels combined with high quality advice always exceeds our expectations and as a result we have been a satisfied client of the firm for over 7 years. I would not hesitate to recommend Loch Law to any business.
I cannot recommend Joe Milner at the Tunbridge Wells office highly enough. He was extremely helpful and reassuring and settled my claim quickly and efficiently. What a delightful chap to do business with.
I cannot recommend Joe Milner at the Tunbridge Wells office highly enough. He was extremely helpful and reassuring, and settled my claim quickly and efficiently. What a delightful chap to do business with.
Thank you so much for your advice. I really appreciate the fact that you were able to understand the nature of our company and tailor your advice accordingly. I think that ability is key in defining a good lawyer. Lawyers who cannot deviate from 100% security are of little use.
Pam and her team are always on hand to expertly advise us on any employment law issues we have. The speed of their service levels combined with high-quality advice always exceeds our expectations and as a result, we have been a satisfied client of the firm for over 7 years. I would not hesitate to recommend Loch Law to any business.
We have been incredibly thankful for having your support over the last few years and our clients have been very impressed with the help they have received from Pam Loch and the rest of the team. We cannot praise you highly enough.
The expertise of Loch Law made me feel in very safe hands. Caroline was thorough at explaining the legal situation, giving clear advice and was committed to getting me a fair outcome.
Thank you so much for your work; it is greatly appreciated. I can’t wait to get this situation resolved! Thank you again. We would be lost without you.
It goes without saying my contacting you at the outset & getting your great advice gave me confidence through this upsetting episode.
The expertise of Loch Law made me feel in very safe hands. Caroline was thorough in explaining the legal situation, giving clear advice and was committed to getting me a fair outcome
The benefits of working with Loch Law
The stressful nature of Employment Tribunal claims and the breakdown of interpersonal relationships involved can often make it difficult to strategise rationally – and it can take the intervention of a third party to help assess the situation without negative emotions clouding judgement.
By working with Loch Law, you can free yourself to concentrate on day-to-day operations of your business – and have the entire process handled for you by our dedicated lawyers. We’ll work with you every step of the way from when you first receive the notification of a claim and liaising with Acas and the ET, through to representing you if it goes to Tribunal. We’ll advise you on the practical steps to take and work to resolve the claim with the least commercial impact on your business.
Common disciplinary and grievance issues
Disciplinary and grievance issues are a frequent occurrence within most organisations, and common scenarios in which employers may need guidance include:
- Unfamiliarity with the correct procedure. Employers may be unfamiliar with the correct disciplinary and/or grievance process, or may need assistance in drafting company policies and procedures.
- Resultant disputes or claims. These may be brought by an employee when a disciplinary and/or grievance procedure has been improperly followed, and an employee is challenging the decision – e.g. if the employee was not provided with the opportunity to be accompanied to a disciplinary meeting.
- Staff raising grievances tactically. Staff may raise a grievance as a means of countering criticism of their performance.