Everyone hopes that they will never have to appear at an employment tribunal, but however careful you are & however much you follow correct procedures, it can happen to you.

Below we give some helpful tips that should help you should you have to give evidence on your own behalf or for someone else. We have seen people become so nervous when they are giving evidence that they :-

  • Lose the ability to think
  • Don’t know what they are saying – or where they are
  • Speak at great speed – because they want to get it over with don’t they

Tribunal chairmen (or employment judges as they are now called) are used to these problems and will try to put you at ease as far as the situation makes this possible.

So try to remember these tips if it ever happens to you –