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I got made redundant in April 2013 due to employer not having

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I got made redundant in April 2013 due to employer not having no money i have tried to get my redundancy from redundancy office they have sent my claim back saying its not been accepted and need to go through Employment Tribunal.I have got the form of line and going to fill it in. Can i get a solictor to go to the tribunal and represent me instead of me attending.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ben Jones replied 4 years ago.

Ben Jones :

Hello, my name is Ben and it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. Why do you not wish to attend yourself?

JACUSTOMER-ibykdbpr- : Because im a bit scared of what to expect or say
Ben Jones : You can get a solicitor to represent you but you would be expect to attend as well. you also need to consider that to get a solicitor will cost you and what you end up paying them could end up being a large proportion of what you get back. In the worst case scenario, if you are unsuccessful at tribunal you would have spent a lot of money on a solicitor without having anything to show for it and would end up losing all that money. The claim you are making is not complex, there is not much expectation on you and it wold be mainly for the employer to show that they did not owe you any money. If they cannot then you are likely to be successful. So think carefully before employing the services of a solicitor
Ben Jones :

I would be grateful if you could please take a second to leave a positive rating - your question will not close and I can continue providing further advice if necessary. Thank you

JACUSTOMER-ibykdbpr- : Thanks for that it's just the not knowing what to it's all new for me so hard. So u said the tribunal is for the employer to show they don't owe money is that correct
Ben Jones :

Not officially. Although it will usually be the employer that produces evidence to counter the presumption of redundancy, there is no formal burden of proof on the employer. The tribunal should make its decision based on all the evidence before it and most commonly it is the employer that would provide the required evidence to try and show that you were not owed any redundancy.

Ben Jones :

As your original question has been answered I would be grateful if you could please quickly rate my answer - it only takes a second to do. I can then continue providing further advice and answer follow up questions if needed. Thank you.