Employment tribunals deal with employment disputes that can’t be resolved through discussion or formal grievance procedures, and have failed conciliation through ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service).
The tribunal will handle a range of claims including discrimination, breach of contract, unfair dismissal, redundancy or detriment (for example, you have not been given the same promotion or training opportunities as your colleagues).
If you are thinking of making a claim, it’s best to get professional advice sooner rather than later. There are certain conditions you will have to meet and strict time limits involved – you will normally have to make a claim within 3 months of the incident happening.
There are also cost implications to making a claim and the fees you will have to pay to the employment tribunal will depend on the type of claim you are making. However, if you are receiving certain benefits, you can apply for the employment tribunal fees to be waived.
How we can help
Our expert employment law specialists can advise you whether your claim is likely to be successful, what the tribunal costs will be and what level of compensation you can expect.
For your peace of mind, we can give you advice at any stage or we can offer a full service which includes collating all the evidence needed and representing you at the tribunal.
However much support you need, we will be happy to give you an estimate of the legal costs involved.
Legal aid is still available for cases involving discrimination.