Tribunals – How to Manage and Win Them

You’ll learn what you need to do when appearing in tribunal and what it’s like to be a witness and give evidence. Industrial Tribunals and the Fair Employment Tribunal deal with legal disputes to do with work. Industrial Tribunals hear nearly all cases involving employment disputes. The Fair Employment Tribunal hears cases to do with unlawful political or religious discrimination. 

Who’s it For? 

  • Our training is designed for anyone who is responsible for investigating or holding disciplinary and appeal hearings. This includes: 

  • Owner managers 

  • HR managers 

  • Line managers.

What’s Covered? 

Taking a Case to Tribunal 

  • Pros and Cons. What are the pros and cons of taking a case to tribunal? Be able to fully understand and evaluate the pros and cons of taking a case to tribunal. Be able to explain what it means for you and your business and be able to prepare for any outcome, no matter how complicated it might be. 

  • Informal Discussion. What is an informal discussion and what it is used for? Be able to accurately explain why we use informal discussions in tribunals and what effects they can have on the outcome. 

  • Practical solutions. What practical solutions can we apply to this situation? Be able to give accurate examples of practical solutions are why we may use them. Understand the effects that these solutions have on tribunals, positive or negative, and evaluate how they may affect you and your workforce. 

  • Time limits. Understand why time limits are imposed onto some parts of tribunals and be able to work within them without trouble. 

Industrial Tribunals and Fair Employment Tribunals 

  • Industrial Tribunal What is an industrial tribunal? Fully understand what an industrial tribunal is, what it is used for and how it is conducted. Be able to assess how you would deal with an industrial tribunal at your place of employment and be able to put things in place to enable you to avoid it. 

  • Fair Employment Tribunal. What is a fair employment tribunal? How does it affect you and your team? Understand what fair employment tribunals are, how they are different to other tribunals and how to have the best chance at winning them. Also be able to explain why they are used. 

  • Early conciliation. What is early conciliation? How is it used? Be able to confidently explain when early conciliation is used and why it may be used. Understand the effect it may have on you and the tribunal if early conciliation is not reached. 

  • Judgement. What happens at judgement? What effect will the outcome have on you and those around you? Understand what can happen when hearing a decision and be able to evaluate the effect that different outcomes will have on you and your business. 

  • Perjury. What is perjury? What happens when someone is accused of committing perjury? Understand the consequences of not telling the truth in a tribunal and what happens when someone is accused of committing perjury. 

  •  Tribunal Claims 

 Tribunal Claims 

  • Jobs and benefit office. What is the job and benefit office and how does it work? Fully understand the role of the office and what impact it has on the tribunal system. Be able to explain what situation the jobs and benefit office will get involved in, why and what they do. 

  • The Office of Industrial Tribunals and Fair Employment Tribunals. What are these offices and what do they do? Be able to accurately explain what these two offices oversee and why they are needed. 

  • 28 days. The timeframe that the employer has to respond to a tribunal request. Be able to explain why you have to respond within 28 days and what happens when you fail to respond. 

The Hearing and Appealing 

  • In person or not? What happens in a tribunal when you’re not there and how to ensure that you win despite your absence. Why some people may choose to be absent during their tribunal and what to do when they aren’t there in person. 

  • Representatives. Who are the representatives at your place of work and why are they needed? Fully understand and be able to evaluate how important representatives are. 

  • Legal Aid. What is legal aid and who can receive it? Fully understand what legal aid is and why people may need it. Be able to explain who it helps and who is eligible. 

Session Benefits 

  • Documents 

  • Witness evidence 

  • How to cross examine effectively 


Date & Venue

Date will be agreed once booking has been confirmed.
This training course can be run at your premises or we can provide a training venue.

Contact Details

For more information and costs please contact us on 0345 4599710 or email info@pvhr.com