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Employment Tribunal

Employment Tribunal

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  • Advice

    You have the right to appeal, whether informally to your employer, via the ACAS Early Conciliation process and ultimately via an Employment Tribunal. If you are unsure whether your case is relevant, especially regarding unfair dismissal then you should conduct research, from this and other websites. If in doubt simply start a case and your caseworker will investigate the matter on your behalf.


    Remember, it is always best to start with your employer’s policy for their disciplinary and grievance procedure, this policy should inform you of your right to appeal and the appeal process. Should you be unable to find an informal solution with your employer then you can take your case to an Employment Tribunal, although remember in most cases you will need to consult the ACAS Early Conciliation process.


    If you have notified ACAS and conciliation fails (or you do not want to take part in it), and you meet the conditions to make a claim you then have to decide whether you wish to. There is no charge to make a tribunal claim, in addition, you do not automatically have to pay your employer’s legal costs should you lose your case. There is only a very small chance that you will have to pay your employer’s cost. Orders to recover costs are only made in less than 1% of cases.


    Will someone speak for me at the employment Tribunal?

    If you have legal representation, they will normally do all the case preparation and represent you at the tribunal. You may still have to speak to give evidence. If you are unable to afford help then you will need to attend the tribunal and put your case personally.


    What comes After?

    If you win, the tribunal may suggest that you and your employer try to agree to a settlement, either with or without retaining your employment. Should you not settle with your employer, you can go back to the tribunal for them to make a compensation award. This might happen on the same day as your hearing - or it could be at a separate hearing.


    Hopefully, this will be the end of your journey. However, your employer has the right to appeal the decision of the tribunal, should this happen please seek further legal advice and representation. Should you lose your case, you also have the right to appeal - again you should seek advice from legal professionals on whether you should appeal.


    How we can help

    You would reach the stage of a tribunal after exhausting normal channels, on the assumption that we are already acting for you then your caseworker will continue to do so, if not then we suggest that you need to open a case by simply clicking on the link at the top of the page, activated by the link at the top of the page, should you wish to start a case the caseworker will send you the suitable payment link.


    Please note your caseworker can only give generic advice, their role is to prepare your details for handling by our legal team and to act as your point of contact, they will also issue you with your Password and PIN, these will be needed to log onto your client dashboard. From your dashboard you will be able to manage and view every aspect of your case, upload documents, images, files etc.

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