How to deal with tribunals

Published:  23 September, 2011

STAFFORDSHIRE: Businesses across the country are being given the opportunity to learn how to deal with employment tribunals, thanks to a mock tribunal event being run byBibby Consulting & Support, a specialist in employment law and health and safety legislation.

The event – to be held in London on 6 October 2011 – will help company owners, human resource directors and senior managers to prepare themselves for the possibility that their company could be involved in litigation with an employee.

In this interactive and practical course, two of Bibby’s expert advocates will re-enact a courtroom scene showing exactly how a tribunal is carried out. Those who attend the course will have the choice of acting as a member of the tribunal panel or being cross-examined. Alternatively, they can simply watch what happens from a safe distance.

The purpose of the course is to enable business leaders to improve their chances of a successful outcome at an employment tribunal. Not only will they be able to respond better under cross-examination but by being more confident they should be able to minimise the level of stress that they go through.

Says managing director Michael Slade: “Irrespective of the size of your business, or how well your staff are managed, having to defend a case at an employment tribunal is becoming an increasingly likely event for employers in the UK. Our mock tribunals offer managers and directors a realistic insight into what it's like to be involved in the real thing – many of them have found it to be an invaluable experience.”

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