How does your business keep up to date with changes to employment legislation? Do you have HR support which allows you to manage your workforce effectively?
What would you do in the event of an employment tribunal claim?
If you don’t know the answers to these questions, let The HR Booth take care of these issues for you. We provide HR and employment law support to SMEs throughout Scotland.
There have been changes to the way in which Employment Tribunals operate, which should help employers and stimulate growth but at the same time protecting the rights of workers.
From 6 April 2012, the following changes were made:
- the qualifying period for claiming unfair dismissal has risen from one to two years;
- judges will be able to sit alone in unfair dismissal cases;
- witness statements can be provided in writing as opposed to the current rules where a witness reads their own statement out aloud; and
- the maximum level for costs awarded to businesses winning a vexatious Tribunal claim will rise from £10,000 to £20,000. Deposit orders required by claimants when a judge determines that a part of the claim is unmerited will increase from £500 to £1,000.
If you want help in avoiding employment tribunal claims and support with all your HR activities, please get in touch with us today.