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Employment Litigation

 
Continuing our series on legal concepts aimed at those working in tax John Quigley Head of Employment Department at Lawfords Solicitors covers employment litigation
 
Most employment litigation takes place in the employment tribunals the forum where claims such as unfair dismissal and discrimination are fought out. Other employment litigation such as claims for breach of confidence and breach of contract are dealt with in the ordinary civil courts: the High Court and the County Courts.
Why Employees Start Litigation
 
Most litigation started by employees follows termination of employment and is designed to attempt either to get a job back or more usually to recover compensation. Each year some 40 000 claims...

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