Do I have to go to Court

Do I have to go to Court, and will I have to Speak?

Do I have to go to Court, and will I have to Speak?

Employment cases are generally dealt with outside of the Court system, so It is very unlikely that you’ll ever have to go to Court.  You may, however, have to attend a hearing at some point.  If the advice is that your employer has breached your rights in employment law, the next step is usually to file a complaint to the workplace relations commission. That really depends on what happens once the complaint is lodged and, more importantly, the attitude adopted by your employer. 

If they accept that they’ve done something wrong or if they have an aversion themselves to fighting you, they may well agree to pay you compensation.  In those circumstances, no hearing will be necessary.  About 60% of our cases never make it to a formal hearing. The other possibility is that they deny any liability or wrongdoing and call upon you to prove your claim fully. 

We find that this is happening more often than before, and this is probably because employers are not terribly scared of the WRC. Even where a matter is initially fully fought, it is possible, if not even likely, that settlement discussions could happen.  This is the classic settlement “on the steps of the Court,” as it were. 

Many employers will string a complainant along initially to see how serious they are. Whose to say that the case doesn’t simply get dropped along the way? Maybe the complainant loses heart.  But when they see that this will not happen, they may think twice and decide to try and resolve the dispute.

At the outset of an employment claim, it is impossible to say which routes an employer (and an employee) will take.  It may be that the Claimant “wants their day in Court”!  We never foist or insist on a claimant settling their case. That’s entirely up to them. 

All we can do is advise them of their case’s merits and any offer made.  At the end of the day, many of our Clients will say that it is not about the money; they want their employer to understand that they cannot treat people this way.

Please go here to learn more about what is likely to be involved in your case and get a free assessment case.  Remember, though, the time limits for making a claim are very strict, so don’t delay! 

If you have a claim, contact us today, and we will help you file your paperwork. If you already have a date for your hearing and are nervous or stressed about representing yourself, why not call us and find out how we can support you to win the best outcome?

Our background

We are a specialist employment law practice.  That means that we’re dealing with our Client’s Data Protection and Privacy rights every day and ensuring that employers respect these. 

We are perfectly placed to offer you advice on data privacy and protection concerns and guide you through its complexities too. We’ve already built up years of experience working with individuals’ data protection rights, ensuring we’ve gained a comprehensive view of how to offer you the best level of guidance and support.

What We Do

Our dedicated team of professionals has huge experience working on behalf of and with workers in these situations. We have the legal knowledge required to guide you through this complex situation and give you the advice and support you need.

We are experienced at resolving these types of claims quickly and effectively – often without you even having to face a drawn-out battle in Court. We aim to work for you to achieve the best possible outcome so you can move on with your life. We will;

  1. Listen to You!
  2. Advise you on your legal rights;
  3. Take all the necessary legal steps required to make your voice heard and;
  4. Get you compensation.

With You, Every Step of the Way

Most of all, we will be with you, every step of the way and when push comes to shove, we will be your voice. Barrack Obama once said “one voice can change a room, and if it can change a room, it can change a city and if it can change a city it can change a nation and if it can change a nation it can change the world”.

Make your voice heard and help to change something…

Our service is confidential, discrete and tailored to each Client to fit their needs.  We will never disclose your information to others.

What do I need to Do Next?

Every month, we offer several potential clients an opportunity to meet with one of our team for a free, no-obligation initial consultation to discuss your options. At that meeting, we will LISTEN and go through with you every aspect of your case and can give you clear advice about your options and what legal steps you can take to make this stop. We will also explain the whole process and the strengths and weaknesses of your case. 

If you wish to proceed, we will file your claim, draft written submissions, and represent you at any Court hearing. Due to high demand and because we only work with a limited number of cases, we only offer 20 appointments a month. 

We know that these appointments always fill up very quickly.  Contact us today to see how we can help you choose your desired outcome.  Please remember that you only have two years from your accident or injury to make your claim, so don’t delay. The clock is ticking.  After that time limit passes, your claim is called “statute-barred, ” meaning you can’t make a claim.

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