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FULLY SUBSCRIBED: See you in court! In partnership with Endeavour

Thursday, 17th October 2019, 18:00 to 20:30

Venue : Crathorne Hall, Crathorne, Near Yarm, TS15 0AR

Endeavour's Mock Employment Tribunal Experience is back!

Designed for those with staff management responsibilities, this event is perfect if you’re looking to gain an understanding of the tribunal experience (should the worst happen) as well as explaining a few common mistakes and misconceptions.

At this event, you’ll be the fly on the wall, seeing the solicitors at the final meetings before the case goes ahead. You’ll hear the parties and their representatives wrestle with their strengths and weaknesses in the case, and the opinions of both the Claimant (the employee) and the Respondent (the employer) who both, naturally, think that they are right.  There can only be one winner though and Employment Judge Carling will be busting some common myths about employment tribunals and give you more insight into what really goes on there.

The scenario….

This is a case of constructive (unfair) dismissal where the employee has resigned as a result of what he says is serious bad behaviour by the employer.

The facts seem simple enough. In order to preserve its future, the long-established Endeavour Social Club needs to be modernised.

Jonny Nelson is recruited. He’s a hip bar manager brought in by the trustees to shake things up and bring the club up to date. Jonny and the club trustees have brought in a raft of changes designed appeal to new, younger members. The social club has been converted from a quiet club with ale-loving regulars, to a fashionable brasserie. A cocktail menu, a change of name and alterations to the TV schedule have also been implemented.

However, the changes are not popular with everyone.

The club’s long-serving steward, Ralph Rodgers, is unimpressed by the direction the club has taken and feels that he has not been consulted about the changes. Unsurprisingly, he does not see eye to eye with Jonny and feels he’s been brushed aside.

Ralph then raises a grievance with the trustees over the changes and Jonny’s attitude towards him. Following a grievance procedure that leaves a lot to be desired and, after his complaints are rejected, he promptly resigns.

Ralph brings a claim against the Endeavour Social Club and the parties then end up in a hotly contested Employment Tribunal case.

The case will itself will be heard later, and a final judgment will be made at our Mock Employment Tribunal Experience held on Wednesday 23 October at Yarm School. To register for tickets visit

There are limited places for this event so early booking is recommended.

Running order for the evening is as follows:

6.00pm Registration with Tea/Coffee, light supper and open networking
6.30pm Welcome and introduction from TVBC
6.40pm See you in court! Mock Tribunal
7.40pm Business Card Exchange and Networking
8.30pm Event close

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Attendance to this event is without charge for members and eligible guests*. Please bring plenty of business cards.