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EMCC: Mock employment tribunal & employment law update

6 December, 2018, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

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Data released by the Ministry of Justice in March 2018 showed a remarkable 90%  increase in single claims lodged at employment tribunals between October to December 2017 compared to the same quarter in 2016.

These figures follow a 64% rise in new claims brought to employment tribunals after fees were first abolished.  This followed a Supreme Court judgment in July 2017 that overruled the government’s fee system.  With the abolition of employment tribunal fees, the rise of Employment Tribunal claims against employers have soared.  As there is no disincentive for employees to bring claims, even if these are weak with limited prospects of success.

What’s on offer?

In order to help all parties understand what is involved with the Tribunal process, BRM Solicitors will be delivering an interactive mock tribunal.  During this, we will hear the case of unfair dismissal with discrimination – can you dismiss fairly when someone is pregnant?

The tribunal session will include a panel presided over by Trevor Hughes, a former part-time Employment Tribunal Judge and Partner/Head of Employment Law at a Chesterfield Firm of Solicitors.  Futhermore, the panel will also include Natalie Walker from Hays Recruitment and Jo Cairns from Employment Remedies and an Employment Tribunal Lay person.

Finally, we will also be providing an employment law update to round up important cases and developments from 2018 and looking forward to what 2019 may hold for HR practitioners.

The Agenda

  • 08:30am – Registration, breakfast and refreshments
  • 09:00am – Welcome from East Midlands Chamber
  • 09:10am – Proceedings commence
  • 10:30am – Refreshment Break
  • 10:45am – Continuation and conclusion of the tribunal

Who is it for?

This event is for HR practitioners and those who would potentially be involved with the employment tribunal process.  As a result of attending, delegates will witness the actual process of an employment tribunal.  Moreover, this event affords the opportunity to get involved, ask questions and engage with the legal team.

Further information and registration



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