Employment tribunals

Employment rights are enforced in the employment tribunal. For example, employment tribunals consider complaints of unfair dismissal and discrimination. Employment tribunals can also consider breach of contract claims if the value of the claim does not exceed £25,000.

Employment tribunal proceedings are started by the claimant completing and submitting an ET1 claim form within the required time limit. The ET3 response form is the employer's response to the claim form.

Fees are payable and an early conciliation process must be followed before an employment tribunal claim can proceed.


Asda awaits latest judgment in equal pay case

An appeals court hearing concludes today in another episode of the long-running Asda supermarket equal pay case.
The three-day hearing...

The case for an independent labour standards agency

12 Oct 2018

Consultant editor Darren Newman considers the current system of labour standards enforcement and suggests that the Government could play a...

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How employers should deal with employment tribunal delays

24 Sep 2018

As the sharp increase in employment tribunal claims pushes the system to breaking point, Melanie Stancliffe explains how delays affect...

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Giving notice to leave a job is not always a letter of resignation

14 Sep 2018

A letter that gives one month’s notice should not automatically be interpreted as a letter of resignation, an employment appeal...

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Employment tribunal claims triple

13 Sep 2018

The total number of employment tribunal claims lodged with the Ministry of Justice tripled in the three months between April...

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Morrisons faces £1bn equal pay claim

12 Sep 2018

Morrisons has become the latest supermarket to face an equal pay claim from its shop floor workers, which if successful...

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BA crucifix worker accuses employer of harassment in new tribunal claim

20 Aug 2018

The British Airways worker who won a landmark legal claim for the right to wear a crucifix at work has...

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Employment tribunal cases jump 39% after fees abolished

20 Jul 2018

Acas has seen a 39% jump in the number of cases that have gone to an employment tribunal since fees...

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Former Mulberry employee loses belief discrimination case

19 Jul 2018

A former Mulberry employee who refused to sign a copyright agreement because she held a “philosophical belief” that she should...

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Care workers not entitled to minimum wage when sleeping

13 Jul 2018

Care workers who sleep overnight at a client’s home are not entitled to the national minimum wage while they are...

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Tesco staff file 1,000 equal pay claims

13 Jul 2018

One thousand former and current Tesco employees have lodged claims for equal pay, according to the law firm handling the...

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Deliveroo riders win six-figure settlement over pay and rights

29 Jun 2018

Fifty Deliveroo riders are to receive a share in a six-figure settlement after they claimed they had been unlawfully denied...

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Sainsbury’s employee dismissed for Facebook post wins case

22 Jun 2018

A former Sainsbury’s employee was unfairly dismissed after an investigation into whether he had committed an act of gross misconduct...

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From Uber to Deliveroo via Pimlico: The search for clarity on the gig economy

22 Jun 2018

In recent cases it has become apparent that Uber, City Sprint, Deliveroo and Pimlico Plumbers had each created contracts that purported to ensure that their “partners” – the drivers, cyclists and plumbers – were classed as “self employed”

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Why the BHS v Burchell decision is still relevant 40 years on

21 Jun 2018

In 1978, in British Home Stores v Burchell, the Employment Appeal Tribunal outlined several factors that should be considered when...

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