Employment Tribunal Defence
Our expert employment solicitors have years of experience at defending claims from employees. We can help you at all stages of the claim: from investigation work, drafting the defence (known as the ET3), managing correspondence, drafting witness statements, compiling documents and representation at the hearing itself.
An employee has brought a claim against me what do I do?
The first thing you need to do is take the claim seriously and act quickly!
You will only have a short amount of time – 28 days normally – to respond and you must not miss this deadline. If you do, you may be excluded from the proceedings which makes it very easy for the employee to win.
Take some time to look round our knowledge bank claims in the employment tribunal, so that you know roughly the procedure you face.
Contact us as soon as you can. We are happy to have a free chat with you to talk the situation through. If the claim is very simple and of a low value, we may advise you to defend the claim yourself and save on fees. If the claim has some value and risk to it we would advise you to retain us to represent you. It’s what we do.