Employment Claims without a Lawyer (2nd edition)
The essential handbook for anyone thinking about, or in the middle of, an employment claim and who does not have a lawyer.
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Managing an employment dispute or representing yourself or your small organisation in an employment tribunal can be daunting but, with the help of this book, now in its second edition, it is not impossible.
This fully revised second edition of Employment Claims without a Lawyer: A Handbook for Litigants in Person leads you through the whole process in clear plain language so that you can get a complete view of what’s involved and how to best present your case. The author, David Curwen, is a barrister with 35 years of experience representing claimants and businesses and has distilled his experience to provide the practical tips and background law you need to take on this task with greater confidence.
Importantly he also covers the steps that both the employee and employer need to consider when a problem first arises and before it gets to a formal claim.
So whether you are representing yourself because you cannot afford to involve
professional advisors or you are involved in a potential claim and want to know more about the process, this book is essential reading.
The book has been updated to reflect the abolition of Employment Tribunal fees in September 2017, the latest practice guidance from the Employment Tribunal and up to date facts and figures for calculating compensation.
- Practical advice from both the employee’s and employer’s viewpoint
- Scores of practical examples & invaluable model letters for you to use in your case
- Comprehensive jargon buster explaining key words and phrases
- Summaries of the most important cases
- Employees thinking about, or progressing, a claim against their employer
- Small business owners defending themselves against an employee claim
- HR consultants advising clients through the process
- HR managers seeking a clear explanation of employment law & tribunal procedure
David Curwen is an experienced barrister with the employment law team at Unity Street Chambers. His varied experience - acting for both employees and employers large and small - has given him a rich insight into what those representing themselves need to know.
Published March 2018
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- Pre-claim matters
- Unfair dismissal
- Disputes about pay
- Transfer of undertakings
- Time limits for bringing a claim
- Early conciliation
- Making a claim to the employment tribunal
- Responding to a tribunal claim
- What happens next? Summary of procedure after the response has been filed
- Amending a claim
- Additional information
- Preliminary hearings
- Disclosure of documents
- Schedule of loss
- Settlement agreements
- Witness statements
- Preparation for the hearing
- The hearing
- Appendix A: Jargon buster
- Appendix B: Model letters and precedents
- Appendix C: Table of cases
- Appendix D: Useful resources