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Employment Tribunal Awards and How to Reduce Them

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In our blog series addressing all aspects of the employment tribunal process, we’ve come to the stage of employment tribunal awards. Tim Cross, Director of Employment and Legal Affairs at Vista gives us a run down of the potential argument’s employers can use to reduce them. Firstly, if someone is unfairly dismissed, they are entitled…

Employment Tribunal Checklist

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Designed specifically for HR professionals, our employment tribunal checklist features all the key HR responses required during the tribunal process, plus some tips from our employment lawyers.

How to Prepare for an Employment Tribunal

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Employment tribunal claims have risen by 90% since the abolition of employment tribunal fees in July 2017. The rise has led to a new ‘frequently asked question’ here at Vista; how to prepare for an employment tribunal from a witness’s perspective? We got together with Darren Maw, MD of Vista (called to the bar in…

How to Win an Employment Tribunal

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Let’s face it, no employer wants to lose an employment tribunal. Abi Alemoru, Director of Litigation at Vista spends 2 minutes taking employers through the key ways to get a positive outcome in the employment tribunal.

What if my Employment Tribunal Witness has Left the Business?

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You are in the run up to an employment tribunal hearing and your witness has left the business. Whether that be under a cloud or hopefully on good terms, here’s what to do: Ask yourself – what were the circumstances under which that person left? If that person left with the relationship intact, we are…

How to Prepare your ET3 Response: Tips for HR Professionals

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A dreaded ET1 Claim Form has landed on your desk. First things first, don’t panic! All employers deal with tribunal claims, having to defend one doesn’t make you a terrible employer. So, it’s time to get your response together. An employers response to a tribunal claim is submitted using an ET3 form. If you are…

Mock Employment Tribunal Events: Dates Announced!

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Following a ground-breaking 2018, we’re pleased to announce that our flagship Mock Employment Tribunal events are hitting the road again for 2019. Taking place in Leicester, Leeds, London, Liverpool, Beverley, Cheshire, Birmingham and Bristol our mock employment tribunal gives delegates the chance to experience first-hand the employment tribunal process, understand the issues that could arise during a…

The ‘Big Bad’ Employment Appeal Tribunal

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There is a common misconception about the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT). For employers, it’s formal, stuffy and ‘there’s no point pursuing the matter further because we would never get the decision of a Tribunal overturned anyway’. For employees, it’s perhaps seen as second crack at the whip. Our aim today is to dispel some of…

Mock Employment Tribunal Roadshow: 2019 Dates Released Soon

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Following a ground-breaking 2018, we’re pleased to announce that our flagship Mock Employment Tribunal events are hitting the road again for 2019. Taking place at multiple locations throughout the year, our mock employment tribunal will allow delegates to experience first-hand the employment tribunal process, understand the issues that could arise during a case and how…

How to get the Budget to Settle an Employment Tribunal Claim

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You have an employment tribunal claim that you believe your organisation should settle. There may be plenty of obstacles ahead of you, in the shape of your MD muttering phrases such as ‘it’s a matter of principle’, or your FD has taken a particular dislike to the claimant and you receive an ‘over my dead…

Choosing the Right Witnesses for a Tribunal Hearing

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Choosing the right witnesses for a tribunal hearing is essential. The selection can have a huge influence on the outcome; cases really are won or lost on the witness evidence. We got together with our employment law team to talk through this key step in the Tribunal process and understand how HR professionals can make…

How to Write a Good Witness Statement

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Continuing our series focussed on the employment tribunal process, we’re looking at how to write a good witness statement. At this stage of the employment tribunal process all the evidence has been disclosed and agreed within the Joint Bundle. We look at what’s involved in document disclosure here. What is the role of a witness…

Document Disclosure in the Employment Tribunal – How to Get it Right

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When preparing for an employment tribunal case, one of the most tedious tasks can be the process of disclosing documents and pulling together the hearing bundle. At first, this may seem like an administrative task and just a ‘box to tick’ exercise. However, there is more to document disclosure than meets the eye. Tribunals can…

What to do when an ET1 form hits your desk

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In the year since the abolition of employment tribunal fees, the number of claims has risen significantly, and as a result some employers may find themselves becoming accustomed to the ‘thud’ of an ET1 form on their desk. An ET1 form is not something to be taken lightly and acting quickly can benefit an employer…

Preliminary Hearings: What, when, where, who and why?

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A preliminary hearing is one of the first critical steps an employer may have to take as part of the journey towards the employment tribunal. Here’s our round up of what a preliminary hearing is all about, who needs to be involved and why they exist. If you’d like a copy of our employment tribunal…

How to Prepare for an Employment Tribunal

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Employment tribunal claims have risen by 90% since the abolition of employment tribunal fees in July 2017. The rise has led to a new ‘frequently asked question’ here at Vista; how to prepare for an employment tribunal from a witness’s perspective? We got together with Darren Maw, MD of Vista (called to the bar in…

Vista Announces Mock Employment Tribunal Roadshow

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Back by popular demand – Vista’s Mock Employment Tribunal (on tour!) Last year the Supreme Court ruled employment tribunal fees unlawful, and since then there has been a 66% increase in claims – a marked change for organisations across all sectors. It’s fair to say that the tribunal still remains a mysterious and daunting prospect…