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If you are in a union, then you are entitled to a union rep attend and assist. If not another employee.
If it is a disciplinary hearing, then the questions will be related to the allegation.
Did you do what is alleged?
If you did why?
If you did not, do you have proof, where were you etc
These will be the type of questions. They would be fact finding questions to find out if you did what is alledged.
so is this a tribunal case tomorrow or a hearing at work? you did not say at the start.
OK, then in that case,
A preliminary hearing takes place before the main employment tribunal hearing. It helps the judge understand your case and make arrangements for the main hearing. You might be asked to go to a preliminary hearing if your case is complicated or involves discrimination. They don’t happen for every case.
At a preliminary hearing the judge could:
Normally at employment tribunals each side pay their own legal fees, it is possible sometimes that the other side may have to pay.
The hearing is to basically set the scene for the main hearing. take what you have anyway, but unlikely to be needed tomorrow.
Some law firms offer a no win no fee on employment law, it is a case of finding one.
It may be helpful to instruct a local solicitor who specialises in this area of law. You can find a local firm using the Law Society website. www.lawsociety.org.uk
Once on that website, you can click on the find a solicitor option located just above the Law Society logo. Select quick search, then select the area of law required and enter your post code. A list of local firms will then be displayed.
The following two links will take you to where you may find solicitors who can assist, on either a free probono basis or on a no win no fee basis. Very often they deal with clients who cannot afford to pay for legal assistance and for whom legal aid is not available. www.nationalprobonocentre.org.uk/finding-legal-help. The second is www.lawworks.org.uk
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