Thanks to the “no win, no fee” culture that has emerged in our country recently, the amount of tribunal cases companies are seeing is increasing dramatically. However, unfortunately for businesses, many companies have no idea how to deal with such cases. Unless you have a great understanding of employment law and the tribunal case system, you are damaging your chances of being able to come out of the case with the right result.
This is why more and more businesses are turning to tribunal representation companies for help in such matters. A company that understands the way the systems works, and which employment laws you are under scrutiny for not following, will give you much more chance of winning your case.
There are many reasons you may find your self needing tribunal representation, from unfair dismissal cases to a claim about discrimination. In some circumstances, there are no limits to the amount of compensation that can be claimed, meaning that a successful case may not only damage your company’s reputation but also bankrupt you for good.
In order to help prevent your company from getting to this stage, taking out correct insurance when you open your business is one of the most important things you can do. Overcoming a tribunal case against your company is hard enough, without also having to worry about the financial implications.
The rise in claims is unlikely to stop any time soon, so the best thing you as a company can do is make sure you are following all of the correct laws and procedures, have the right insurance, and should all else fail make sure you have great tribunal help should a case develop. Following this advice will not stop the claims culture completely, but it should enable you to avoid having that form land on your desk every other week, and also give you the best chance of winning should such a case happen.