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Hello, I’m Ben, a UK lawyer and will be dealing with your case today. Firstly, I need to ask some initial questions to determine the legal position.
How long have you worked there for? Please note I am mobile today so may not be able to reply until later today thanks
Hello, I am not sure if you saw my query above: How long have you worked there for?
Are they still proceeding with the grievance even though you have been made redundant?
Depends on what you are trying to get out of the WP meeting to be honest. In general, such meetings can happen at any stage and they can be paused and restarted as and when the parties see fit. So there is no legal restriction on you initiating these discussions now, before the grievance has been completed, but at the same time there is no need for you to initiate the WP chats at this stage and can still wait until the grievance is complete. It is entirely up to you.
Does this answer your query?
Not a scientifically calculated one….but usually you would be expected to settle for less than what you may recover at tribunal, because it is the easy way out, you get a guaranteed payment and do not risk going through a claim and losing, so you have to give something up for that
Yes in general they would be more willing to consider that as no one wants to get embroiled in legal action and if there is a commercially viable way out then it would make sense for them to at least consider it
You will likely get the best chance of a favourable settlement when you have a good idea of what claim you have against them and they feel most exposed…
No there is no specific need to mention them in the grievance – you either have them or you don’t, it makes no difference if you mention them in a grievance
Well obviously the tribunal has the final say but what I mean is that your right to claim does not depend on what you say in a grievance. ACAS would register any complaint as long as it is within time, they do not really make a judgment on whether you have a good case or not, all they do is try to negotiate between you and the employer – the merits of a case are determined in tribunal
Yes they would deal with all of them, it is not uncommon for various claims to be made at once
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