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Mock Employment Tribunal - digital event


Join Acas, employment law experts Irwin Mitchell Solicitors and Jonathan Heard, barrister, as we lead you through a mock employment tribunal concerning a claim of sex discrimination and constructive unfair dismissal, following a request to return to office working.

Jonathan is an employment law expert, regularly instructed by public and private sector clients, often in multi-day, complex hearings. He will lead you through this informative and myth-busting virtual event, where you will have the opportunity, within a safe environment, to see how an employment tribunal works and how decisions are reached.

Business need

Attending an employment tribunal can be a daunting prospect and the consequence 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.

Delivered digitally, this 3 hour event will take you through a role play scenario with a claimant, witnesses, barristers and an employment tribunal judge. You will gain information on Acas’ alternative dispute resolution services and valuable insight on the employment tribunal process. 

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 to enhance their CPD.


This event will be based on a fictional employment tribunal claim and will cover:

  • presenting a claim – the ‘bundle’
  • the importance of employment tribunal forms
  • alternatives to employment tribunal, including Acas conciliation, 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.

NB: For the purposes of running this collaborative event, delegate information will be shared lawfully with Irwin Mitchell. Both Acas and Irwin Mitchell may use the personal information you provide us to; deliver the event to you, market our services, check that services meet user’s needs and tell you about changes to our services. Delegates who wish to can unsubscribe from future communications.

Venue Delivered digitally via Zoom   Map (opens in new window)   Date 19/08/2022    Time 09:30 - 12:30   
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.