Since 1996, Hudson Contract has formally responded to over 100 employment tribunal claims made against us. The overwhelming majority are dropped long before they reach a hearing when claimants – or their solicitors – realise their allegations are unfounded. And on the occasions when a claim has gone the distance, we have been on the winning side, every time.
In 2013 fees were introduced to bring a tribunal case, which resulted in a reduction of the number of claims being sought. However in 2017 the Supreme Court ruled that the fees were “inconsistent with access to justice” and the Ministry of Justice took immediate steps to remove the fees and once again open the flood gates to an increase in claims.
No company can prevent someone taking you to tribunal. But our clients are protected from the financial consequences. We can’t stop these claims being raised (self-employed operatives can – and often do – take contractors to tribunal), but we take away most of the headaches of dealing with them so far as our clients are concerned. Under our guarantee, we pay the full legal costs of every claim that affects our clients.
Third-party providers often stall, and when a case continues towards a tribunal hearing, their clients discover they are on their own. Cases typically cost at least £6,000. We know of one where the ‘solution provider’ washed their hands of a claim, even though their website clearly stated that they provided full cover for employment and tax laws. Hudson Contract's guarantee is for real. We never leave our clients in the lurch
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