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I'm an employer...get me out of here - Mock Employment Tribunal


Appearing at an employment tribunal can be a daunting proposition for any employer.

In collaboration with Flint Bishop Solicitors, this unique event will give you the opportunity, within a safe environment, to witness first-hand how an employment tribunal works and how decisions are reached.

Business need

After a turbulent few years, employers continue to make very difficult employment decisions at a pace and with limited knowledge of what the future may bring. 

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.

  • "I don’t know what to expect – how do Tribunals work?
  • "What if they ask me a question I can’t answer?"
  • "What sort of evidence do I need?"
  • "What if the Judge doesn’t like the way we have done things?"
  • "How many witnesses will we need to bring?"

These are just some of the many questions people ask us when facing the prospect of appearing at an employment tribunal.

Martin Cornforth, of Flint Bishop, will lead you through a role play scenario, leaving you to weigh up the evidence and decide the outcome.

This event promises to be an informative, enjoyable, myth-busting and interactive one for all delegates. The event will replicate a real tribunal hearing as closely as possible and delegates will be able to put questions to the professionals involved throughout the session.

All delegates will receive an electronic certificate of attendance for their participation in the training.

Suitable For

Anyone with staff management responsibilities, particularly those involved in disciplinary matters, including HR specialists, line managers, owner managers, TU officials and lay representatives and those involved in representing staff at formal hearings.


During this event you will be witness to:

  • preparing for the hearing
  • giving evidence
  • cross examination
  • the role of the Judge (and Side Members where present)
  • burden of proof
  • Tribunal awards and costs

    ........ and much more!

Have a large group of staff to train?

To save you time and money, we can deliver bespoke training at your workplace. To find out more contact our Customer Services Team on 0300 123 1150 or complete our online enquiry form


We also offer free e-learning on a wide range of employment relations topics. It's a great way to develop, enhance and refresh your knowledge, providing you with the opportunity to work through theory, explore case studies and answer interactive questions.

Need more than training?

We recognise that every organisation is different. Our specialists can diagnose issues in your workplace and tailor practical solutions to address the challenges faced by you and your staff. To arrange a call or visit or to simply find out more, contact our Customer Services Team on 0300 123 1150 or complete our online enquiry form

Venue Acas East Midlands   Map (opens in new window)   Date 19/10/2022    Time 09:30 - 12:30   
Price £115.00 per person    Please note our training events are VAT exempt
To book now

* 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.