The Employment Tribunals Handbook: Practice, Procedure and Strategies for Success, Sixth Edition is a comprehensive guide to bringing and defending a claim in the employment tribunal. Using a step-by-step structure, with clear examples and illustrations of the rules and principles, it covers every stage from pre-action procedure and protocols through to conducting the hearing itself, as well as the appeal process.
It provides commentary, practical examples and illustrations of rules and principles to place law and procedure in context, alongside precedents and templates for drafting key documents.
The Sixth Edition includes coverage of the changes to the tribunal fees structure after the Supreme Court deemed some associate fees unlawful, as well as changes to the rules of procedure and the associated claims process and forms.
The Employment Tribunals Handbook offers tactical insights to maximise a litigant's prospect of success and will help the reader to: - Commence or defend employment tribunal claims - Prepare for and conduct preliminary hearings - Negotiate settlement of claims - Prepare for and conduct the full hearing - Calculate and obtain the appropriate remedy
This is an essential title for all those who appear in employment tribunals, including solicitors, barristers, HR professionals, trade union officials and litigants in person.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Tribunals today Chapter 2 Getting advice Chapter 3 Pre-claim correspondence and requests for information Chapter 4 The effective handling of disputes: the ACAS Code of Practice Chapter 5 Time limits Chapter 6 Making a claim: Early Conciliation and the claim form (ET1) Chapter 7 The response (ET3) Chapter 8 Fairness: the overriding objective Chapter 9 The management of proceedings by the tribunal Chapter 10 Post-claim requests for additional information Chapter 11 Disclosure and inspection Chapter 12 Preliminary hearings: Part 1 (hearings dealing with case management issues) and Part 2 (hearings dealing with substantive issues) Chapter 13 Witness orders and orders for the production of documents Chapter 14 Postponements and adjournments Chapter 15 Settlement of claims Chapter 16 Preparing for the full hearing Chapter 17 The hearing (I): the order of proceedings Chapter 18 The hearing (II): the conduct of proceedings by the tribunal Chapter 19 The hearing (III): the essentials of effective tribunal advocacy Chapter 20 Private hearings and restricted reporting orders Chapter 21 Costs Chapter 22 The decision Chapter 23 Remedies: calculating likely awards Chapter 24 Steps after the decision (I): reconsideration of judgments Chapter 25 Steps after the decision (II): appeal Appendix I Claims a tribunal can hear Appendix II Employment Tribunals Claim Form Appendix III Employment Tribunals Response Form Appendix IV Case Study Appendix V Settlement Agreement Appendix VI Agenda