The role of the witness statement form is primarily to address the issues that the employment tribunal will need to determine at the hearing. The witness statement is an employer’s way of setting out their stall and will discuss the reasons why, and the evidence for the employer to successfully defend their claim.
A witness statement in a case of normal length could easily be 3,500 to 6,000 words. It is important to focus on the key issues and follow the following guideline on how to prepare a witness statement.
Remember that the tribunal will have no knowledge of your organisation or the situation leading up to the hearing, so be sure to give them the full picture.
iii. Include details of any relevant policies and procedures for consideration by the Tribunal.
CM Advocates LLP Service Agreement template sets out: