More than 60 HR professionals attended a mock tribunal at Langleys Solicitors LLP York office and saw a case study played out involving a discrimination claim made against a London 2012 Olympics contractor.
The event replicated an authentic tribunal experience through the use of legal submissions, evidence and cross-examination before reaching a final verdict.
The tribunal was presided over by real-life judge and Langleys’ partner Kate Hindmarch, with fellow partner Stephen Elliott acting as the solicitor for the respondent.
They were joined by other experienced lawyers from the Employment Unit, Katherine Sinclair who acted as the solicitor for the Claimant, who was played by Danielle Lister. The final roles were played by Tim Newcome and Belinda Normandale, who acted as the Respondent and the Respondent’s witnesses.
The seminar finished with a surprise verdict as the judge ruled in favour of the Respondent due to a legal technicality over the rules of marriage discrimination.
Stephen Elliott commented: “The Olympics has been a part of peoples’ lives across the country so we thought it was an ideal time to show how topics raised during the process can work for any business.”