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Acas mock employment tribunals help you through the real thing

For claimants and respondents alike, the prospect of going to an employment tribunal can be daunting. Unless you've done it before, it's difficult to imagine what it's like to be examined and cross-examined, to present a case cogently, and supply evidence to a judge and panel.

That's why Acas has come up with running mock employment tribunals, to give a flavour of what it's actually like to be there. In a role-play scenario, Acas and a team of expert employment lawyers recreate the workings of a tribunal in a safe and non-critical environment in which delegates are able to raise questions as the event unfolds.

Attendees get to understand the procedure of giving evidence, cross-examination and re-examination and can discuss their perceptions of the evidence given and what they think the case outcome might be.

As well as experiencing the mechanics of an employment tribunal, delegates get to hear about the conciliation process, choosing witnesses, preparing for the hearing, the role of the judge and panel, settlements and the COT3, and how to deal with tribunal forms and processes.

Acas mock employment tribunals are designed for anyone with staff management responsibilities, particularly those involved in disciplinary matters, including HR specialists, line managers, owner mangers, trade union officials, lay representatives and those involved in representing staff at formal hearings.

For more information, go to Mock Employment Tribunal workshop, Birmingham - 30 April 2014. Acas also runs practical training courses in the related areas of Conflict management and Discipline and grievance.

Visit the Acas Training Courses, Workshops and Projects page for more information.

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