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Preparation is key for firms and HR staff facing an employment tribunal, according to one expert.
HR consultancy Weightman Associates and the Yorkshire Post conducted a mock hearing to help businesses understand the issues they face.
According to Tony Weightman, who runs the Gosforth-based company, employers who have not done their homework could end up paying the price.
Speaking to the newspaper, he said: "The main thing that people will take away is to prepare properly before you give evidence, to think about the questions staff will get and how to answer them honestly."
The fictional tribunal dealt with the case of 'John Jones', who was made redundant from his position at a pub management company.
Last year, the Information Commissioner's Office ruled that the names and contact details of businesses involved in an employment tribunal should be made public.
Graham Smith, deputy information commissioner, stated that there was at best a very weak public interest argument for keeping the data private.
Posted by John Lynes.
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