This morning saw another of our Employment Team's Mock Tribunals. Organised in conjunction with Hays Guildford HR Recruitment team and performed expertly by our Employment Team, the event proved to be very successful and informative.
The structure of the seminar followed a truncated Employment Tribunal Hearing and concerned an employee who had been dismissed following a series of repeated short term absences. Each party's representative called their witness to give evidence followed by cross examination and legal submissions. The Tribunal then retired to consider its decision. The floor was opened up for group discussions on the merits of the case. The case was purposely designed to be finely balanced to encourage as much debate as possible. Indeed, attendees were split pretty evenly in their opinion!
The intention of our Mock Tribunals is to provide an insight in to Employment Tribunal Hearings as well as enabling people to think about their own practices and procedures in the work place.
The Employment Team is now planning a Redundancy Workshop scheduled for the Autumn. If you are interested in attending this please get in touch with Rebecca Warwick at firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure you receive your invitation once we have set the date.