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Mock Employment Tribunal - digital event


Join Acas and employment law experts, Aaron and Partners as we lead you through a COVID-19 related mock employment tribunal.

This informative and myth-busting virtual event will give you the opportunity, within a safe environment, to see how an employment tribunal works and how decisions are reached.

Business need

The coronavirus pandemic has presented many challenges for businesses. Employers continue to make very difficult employment decisions at a pace and with limited knowledge about what the future might hold. 

The consequences of getting it wrong can be costly. The estimated cost to employers of defending a claim at employment tribunal is around £10,000. Losing a claim may cost significantly more.

As employees start to return to the workplace, a prevalent concern for employers is meeting their health and safety obligations, while maintaining a viable business.

Delivered via Zoom, this 3hr event will be based on a fictional COVID-19 related employment tribunal claim concerning unfair dismissal, whistleblowing and health and safety.

Claire Brook and a team of expert lawyers from Aaron and Partners will take you through a role play scenario leaving you to weigh up the evidence and decide the outcome.

Claire and the team bring much experience of dealing with employment tribunal claims and delegates will have the opportunity to put questions to them throughout the event.

Suitable For

Delegates from all sectors of industry including: managers, supervisors, team leaders, HR professionals, business owners, Trade Union representatives, employee representatives and individuals who wish enhance their CPD.


This event is designed to facilitate discussion and interaction. The event will cover:

  • presenting a claim – the ‘bundle’
  • the importance of employment tribunal forms
  • alternatives to employment tribunal, including Acas conciliation, Acas settlements and COT3’s 
  • choosing witnesses
  • the role of the judge and side members 
  • preparing for the hearing
  • giving evidence
  • cross examination
  • potential outcome
  • burden of proof
  • Tribunal awards and costs 

As the evidence unfolds, you will observe witness cross examination and be able to put questions to the solicitors while awaiting the judge’s verdict.

Venue Delivered digitally via Zoom   Map (opens in new window)   Date 08/07/2021    Time 10:00 - 13:00   
Price £110.00 per person    Please note our training events are VAT exempt
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* Max of 4 delegates per organisation. Please call Acas on 0300 123 1150 or email if numbers exceed this or for more details about the training session.