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Employment Tribunals

Employees are entitled to make an employment tribunal claim if they believe they have been unfairly treated or their employer has seriously breached their contract or employment law.

Tribunals can be distressing, particularly for those not used to legal processes, and therefore it’s vital for employees seeking a tribunal to have the right support from experienced solicitors along the way.

EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNALS EXPLAINED

Employees must take their employer to a tribunal within three months of the issue at hand, or within three months of the end of their employment. It is vital to remember that the employment tribunals process is extremely serious – they are only an option in very severe circumstances where no other outcome can be pursued.

Reasons to go to a tribunal:

  • Unpaid wages
  • Breach of contract (maternity rights, working hours)
  • Unfair dismissal
  • Discrimination on the grounds of gender, disability, sexuality or age
  • Unfair treatment after whistleblowing

Your employer must respond to your request for a tribunal within 28 days. After this a tribunal date will be set. At a tribunal you will be asked to show documents supporting your claims, or you can call witnesses – examples could include payslips that demonstrate unpaid wages, or a colleague who witnessed instances of discrimination. We can offer advice on gathering the best evidence and choosing the right witnesses, and in some cases we can also offer support during the tribunal itself.

THE OUTCOME

If an employment tribunal goes in your favour you could:

  • be paid compensation;
  • be given your job back;
  • be compensated for your tribunal fees.

FIND OUT MORE

For more information on our tribunal services and how our team can support you during this difficult process get in touch now on 01484 821 500 or use the Quick Contact Form to the right.