MLS Employment Law Solicitors can offer businesses in the UK a comprehensive and tailor designed package that will give them maximum protection from expensive Tribunal Claims. Included in this package is Tribunal Representation. The British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) and the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) have researched the cost of tribunal claims and say that employers could face bills of up to £8,500 when defending a claim (January 2011).

An employment tribunal is an independent judicial body that is established to resolve issues between employers and employees. There are a number of reasons an employee will make the decision to take their claim to an employment tribunal but the most common reasons are discrimination, unfair dismissal, constructive dismissal, wages and redundancy payments.

Retaining the services of a specialist Employment Law firm will help your business to avoid a tribunal in the first place but, should an employee take their claim to this stage, it is important that you have representation from a solicitor that specialises in defending these claims.

It is often more beneficial to both parties, employer and employee, to resolve these matters either informally or formally prior to a claim being taken to a tribunal – MLS’ expert Employment Law team can help you do this.

There are a number of traps an unwary employer can fall into that could result in a claim being taken to an employment tribunal; from the moment they interview for a job to the moment a job offer is made and an employee commences work, an employer is at risk of making a mistake, even unwittingly, that could result in a claim.

Contact MLS Employment Law Solicitors today in Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Bristol or anywhere in the UK if you would like to find out more about the tribunal services our Employment Law team has to offer.