Tribunal Claims and Representation
We can provide expert legal advice and/or support representing employees in relation to tribunal claims. Our lawyers can advise you when deciding whether or not to bring a tribunal claim or at any point once a claim has been issued.
Legal advice and support includes:
- drafting the ET1 (claim form) to submit to the tribunal;
- advising you on the case, your prospects of success and devising a strategy to support the best outcome for you;
- liaising with your employer and/or their representative during the process; and
- keeping you fully informed with regular updates.
We have advised many employees in relation to the following issues:
- contract and pay issues;
- restrictive covenants and enforceability;
- discrimination including sex, race, religion, disability, age, marital status, religion and sexual orientation;
- constructive unfair dismissal;
- dismissal for misconduct;
- dismissal for sickness absence;
- unfair treatment connected with pregnancy or maternity leave;
- deduction from wages; and
- bullying and harassment in the workplace.
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Leading South East law firms launch collaborative employment law service
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Award win shows Brachers is celebrated nationally for its commitment locally. Read more16/09/15
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Brachers shortlisted for national legal award because of dedication to Kent market
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Brachers announces it has acquired Maidstone-based solicitors Watson Nevill, introducing new members across the commercial property and family teams. Read more
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