The area of whether or not covert recordings can be used as evidence in Employment Tribunal situations has always been fairly complicated but there have been important developments that mean employers need to exercise additional caution. Find out more.
At some point it’s possible that a dreaded Employment Tribunal claim form will land on your desk. It could be something that you’d been expecting following a particularly acrimonious departure of an employee or it could catch you completely off guard. Either way, it’s useful to know what you need to do if you find yourself in this situation.
When an Employment Tribunal claim is received, and throughout the tribunal process, companies often look to see if there are grounds to get the claim struck out.
But how easy is it for this to be achieved?
Unfortunately, there’s nothing you can do to remove all chance of ever being taken to an employment tribunal (except to not employ people!). There are, however, a lot of steps you can take to both minimise the risk of receiving an ET1 and maximise the chances of a positive outcome if you do face a claim.