Olympics to be focus of mock tribunal

A MOCK employment tribunal is being held next week to give Scarborough businesses an insight into the way in which disputes between companies and their staff are dealt with.

Hosted by Langleys Solicitors LLP in conjunction with Castle Employment, the mock tribunal hearing will work through a fictional discrimination case made against a London 2012 Olympics contractor by one of its former employees.

The event is being held on Thursday at the Crown Spa Hotel from 9am to noon, and aims to replicate an authentic tribunal experience.

The panel, comprising one of Langleys’ partners and two members of the audience, will hear evidence, cross-examination and legal submissions before delivering its judgment.

Stephen Elliott, partner in Langleys’ employment law team, will be leading the tribunal. He said: “Mock tribunals are a great way of demonstrating how things work at a Tribunal hearing – what you should and should not do - without being in the dock yourself.”

Suzanne Burnett, of Castle Employment, said: “Understanding employment law is a key part of running any business.

“Using a case study in this realistic way to show the key areas of employment law and practice is a great way for employers to understand their obligations and avoid any pitfalls.”

To attend the free event call 01904 683 183.