Questions to ask your Employment Solicitor
At LincsLaw Solicitors, we know that starting an Employment Tribunal claim is a big decision for our clients.
It is not a decision to be taken lightly and an early assessment of your situation by a qualified employment law solicitor will avoid stressful (and costly) mistakes. If you are going through the ACAS Early Conciliation procedure or thinking of an Employment Tribunal claim, make sure you consider:-
Are there jurisdictional issues?
Some types of claim require you to have worked for your employer for a minimum period before you can claim. In addition, most claims have time limits within which you will need to issue your claim. If you have started the ACAS Early Conciliation procedure, the time limit can sometimes be extended. However, it is important to ensure you are not going to have difficulties of this nature, otherwise you could find your claim is lost before it has even started.
What are your chances of winning your Employment Tribunal claim?
You need to be realistic about your prospects. Your employment solicitor should be able to help by discussing the aspects of your claim and what you will have to prove to be successful.
What is your Employment Tribunal claim worth?
Whilst I appreciate compensation may not be the driver to start proceedings, an assessment of your potential award by your employment solicitor allows you to make an informed decision.
What are your funding options?
The best way to fund your claim also needs to be considered. Your employment solicitor should be able to discuss with you the benefits and drawbacks of the different types of funding including Legal Expenses Insurance, “No win, No fee”, Conditional Fees, Fixed Fees etc.
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