What are the most common reasons for Employment Tribunal claims?

The reasons cases arise and steps you can take to prevent them

In this episode 207 of the podcast I bring you the most common reasons for Employment Tribunal claims to arise in our experience and ways you can reduce the risk of a claim arising.

In this episode of the podcast I cover:

  • The most common type of legal claim in our experience at this time.
  • The reasons why claims arise.
  • The fact that untrained managers and/or decision makers create the highest risk.
  • How following a simple process and keeping paperwork can reduce the risk of claim.
  • Why creating a culture of honesty and transparency can mitigate issues from arising.
  • The importance of addressing issues early on in a dispute or potential dispute.
  • Why looking at alternative methods of resolving conflict, that avoid the grievance procedure is critical.
  • Why managers should always follow up on reports made to them by employees regardless of the merit or seriousness of the issue raised.
  • How having in the moment notes of conversations or records of your decision making at the time can be crucial to disposing of a claim at an early stage and/or winning the case.

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Would you like to arrange training for your team to reduce the risk of both unhappy employees and claims being made against you? Please get in touch for a no obligation discussion, we can offer training anywhere in the UK in person or delivered remotely via MS Teams.

Please drop me an email alison@realemploymentlawadvice.co.uk

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The information contained in this Podcast and post is provided for guidance and is a snapshot of the law at the time. It is provided for your information only and should not be used as a substitute for obtaining legal advice that it specific to your particular circumstances.

The guidance should not be relied upon in any decision making process. It is strongly recommended that you seek advice before taking action.

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