The Employment Tribunal has ruled that a former employee was subjected to direct race discrimination after a client demanded that only “white female croupiers” deal for him. The case involved Ms Semhar Tesfagiorgis, who worked for Crown London Aspinalls for over 13 years. The casino’s patrons were wealthy individuals and the respondent kept records of
Disputes & Tribunal Representation
If your business has received an employment tribunal claim from an ex-employee or current employee, we can assess your chances of success at the outset, and give you a commercial view on how best to proceed with the tribunal claim.
Talk to one of our friendly and experienced team on 01582 514000
We will guide you through the process, ensuring that we carefully consider the position and our responses at every key stage which can include:
- Assessing the merits of the claim and offer advice on the potential award of such claim to include the prospects of settlement.
- Drafting a robust and comprehensive ET3 defence to the claim and where applicable, counter-claim forms.
- Assisting in facilitating a settlement of the claim for a reasonable sum if it is in the best interests of the business. We can formalise a settlement by preparing and negotiating a COT3 agreement on your behalf.
Assisting in complying with deadlines set by the tribunal including exchanging documents relevant to the matter, preparing witness statements and trial bundles and organising a barrister to represent you at hearing if necessary.
Whilst guiding you through the tribunal process, we will gain an insight into your operations and we may be able to identify areas in which we could offer support and training to prevent similar cases from arising in the future.
We have successfully defended a number of employee claims to include: unfair dismissal, discrimination, pay claims, whistleblowing and bonus claims. Our experience of acting for employees and senior executives means that we have an insight into the tactics on both the claimant and respondent side of proceedings, allowing us to provide strategic advice to employers.
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If you have any questions or would like to get in touch with our Employment Team then they’d to love to hear from you on 01582 514000
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