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Employment Tribunal Claims


We act for businesses as well as the people who create, own and invest in them, building long term relationships with our clients to understand the unique challenges and opportunities they face. Our depth of experience and knowledge is focussed on providing practical advice designed to meet all our clients’ business needs.

Individuals & Families

We understand how important your case is, our experienced teams are on hand to provide practical and effective legal advice. With one of the largest teams of lawyers in North Yorkshire we work for wealthy individuals and their families, trusts and family businesses - your needs are at the heart of what we do.


Our Commercial, Residential and Agricultural Property teams have the expertise to help you deal with the opportunities and challenges of the freehold and leasehold real estate market. We have substantial depth of experience of the property world and its demands which gives us the crucial ability to help you achieve your aims.

Resolving Disputes

Disputes are an unavoidable fact of life, but when they happen it is essential to find a quick, effective and practical solution to the situation. Whether your issues are commercial or business related, family or personal, we have the depth of experience, imagination and expertise to help you solve your problems.

Defending employment tribunal claims can prove time consuming for employers. In addition to attending any tribunal hearing, you have to spend time collating relevant documents and preparing witness statements.  All of this results in a cost to your business.

On that basis we always recommend that you take legal advice before deciding to take action that might result in a tribunal claim. Simply failing to follow a procedure can result in a claim being successful, even where you have a good reason for dismissing the individual.  Even when advice is taken it isn’t always possible to avoid tribunal claims.

Raworths’ Employment Team has experience of successfully defending employment tribunal claims. We have helped employers defeat all types of claims including unfair dismissal, wrongful dismissal, disability discrimination, sex discrimination, age discrimination, race/religious discrimination, pregnancy related discrimination, whistleblowing and TUPE-related claims.

We aim to make the process of defending tribunal claims as painless as possible by carrying out the majority of the work for you. Our expert solicitors are able to assist you at every stage of the process including:

  • assessing the strengths and weaknesses of your defence;
  • explaining the law in an understandable manner;
  • setting out the commercial considerations;
  • conducting discussions with ACAS prior to a claim being formally submitted;
  • negotiating/attempting settlements via ACAS or directly with the claimant;
  • reviewing the claim and drafting your response;
  • attending any preliminary tribunal hearings to determine timescales for tasks to be completed;
  • ensuring that you include all relevant documents in the tribunal bundle;
  • drafting witness statements; and
  • conducting the advocacy at the tribunal hearing.

We regularly help businesses in Harrogate, Yorkshire and nationally to successfully defend tribunal claims.

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