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everything you need to know about an employment tribunal

05/06/2015
Although some employers and employees decide to take an alternative dispute resolution route, many still engage in employment tribunals to settle cases. These tribunals, although sometimes considere

Although some employers and employees decide to take an alternative dispute resolution route, many still engage in employment tribunals to settle cases. These tribunals, although sometimes considered more casual than traditional court cases, must be taken seriously. Good preparation is the key to defending yourself – both in the case of a tribunal and in preventing their happening in the first place.

There has been a significant decrease in the amount of employment tribunals since 2013 introduced fees for claimants. Nevertheless, an employment tribunal is a situation which neither an employer nor an employee wants to find themselves in.

There are many differences between an employment tribunal and a traditional court case. These cover both physical differences (for example, wigs and gowns are not worn and witnesses sit to give evidence) and differences in the way the case is decided (the tribunal is overseen by a judge and two ‘lay’ people).

Whether the case has come about due to misconduct either by the dismissed employee, or by the employer – these publicly handled cases can be unpleasant for all parties involved. Preparing yourself for what you can expect and researching exactly what is expected of you will help you to make a better impression. Be well prepared with contracts of employment, employee handbooks, HR policy statements and any other documentation or evidence which is relevant to the case.

Good levels of procedural training, management training and excellent record keeping are the most important factors in ensuring that your organisation can defend themselves should they be involved in an employment tribunal. Losing your case at tribunal will not only have financial repercussions but can also cast a negative light on the reputation of your organisation.

We have compiled some of the key features of employment tribunals into the easy to read infographic below.

Rosenblatt completes merger of petrol retailing businesses for Gerald Ronson

30/06/2015
Gerald Ronson has increased his Rontec Group’s 166 petrol service station forecourts to 210 with the addition of Snax 24’s 44 sites.  The deal also included a multi-site five year supply agreeme

Gerald Ronson has increased his Rontec Group’s 166 petrol service station forecourts to 210 with the addition of Snax 24’s 44 sites.  The deal also included a multi-site five year supply agreement with BP worth £1bn.

The transaction involved teams from practice areas across Rosenblatt and was led by partners Jon Lovitt on the corporate side, David Sachs in banking and John Aynsley on real estate.  The transaction follows a group reorganisation undertaken by Ronson in 2014 in respect of which Rosenblatt also acted when Ronson bought out original investors Grovewood and Invetec from Rontec.

Rosenblatt advise Laura Mackie and Sally Haynes as part of ITV’s negotiations to acquire Twofour Productions and Boom Pictures

26/06/2015
In conjunction with ITV’s acquisition of Boom Supervisory Limited, the holding company of the TwoFour group from its majority shareholder, LDC, the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group, Rosen

In conjunction with ITV’s acquisition of Boom Supervisory Limited, the holding company of the TwoFour group from its majority shareholder, LDC, the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group, Rosenblatt acted for Laura Mackie and Sally Haynes in relation to the negotiation of a Shareholders Agreement, Put & Call Option Agreement and various supporting transaction documents in relation to Boom Pictures Limited’s joint venture with Laura and Sally in Mainstreet Pictures Limited.

Rosenblatt acts for NPlus1 Singer Advisory LLP

23/06/2015
Rosenblatt has acted for NPlus1 Singer Advisory LLP in its capacity as nominated advisor and broker to Actual Experience plc, the analytics-as-a-service company, in respect of a placing to raise £16

Rosenblatt has acted for NPlus1 Singer Advisory LLP in its capacity as nominated advisor and broker to Actual Experience plc, the analytics-as-a-service company, in respect of a placing to raise £16m.

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