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.


Wales Employment Tribunal at Cardiff Magistrates' Court

Christmas party choking incident leads to unfair dismissal ruling

The manager of a club in Cardiff won an employment tribunal ruling for unfair dismissal after senior staff failed to...

Employment tribunal hearing delays rise to seven months

27 Nov 2018

Employers had to wait almost seven months last year before a tribunal claim against them could be heard, as the...

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Co-op HR director wins equal pay and unfair dismissal claim

16 Nov 2018

A former Co-operative Group HR director has won her claim for equal pay and unfair dismissal against the company, following...

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Peeling onions led to unfair dismissal of woman with glaucoma

16 Nov 2018

A woman with a long-term eye condition, who lost her job at a food preparation firm after being asked to...

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EAT upholds decision that Addison Lee drivers are workers

14 Nov 2018

Addison Lee has lost its claim at the Employment Appeal Tribunal that its drivers were self-employed.
The EAT ruling today...

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Judge takes appeal to be recognised as ‘worker’ to the Supreme Court

13 Nov 2018

A judge who is attempting to be recognised as a “worker”, therefore entitling her to certain employment rights, is taking...

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Employment tribunal fees back on the agenda

12 Nov 2018

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) last week signalled that it was considering the reintroduction of fees for employment tribunal claims....

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Airline pilot was unfairly dismissed over fear of flying

12 Nov 2018

A Flybe pilot who lost his job in 2017 after he developed a fear of flying has won an unfair...

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Woman who was spied on by employer wins race discrimination case

5 Nov 2018

A woman who was spied on by her employer and denied the opportunity to progress in her career because she...

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“Fat ginger pikey” and Yoda comments were not harassment, finds EAT

24 Oct 2018

A salesman who was called a “fat ginger pikey” by work colleagues has lost his claim for disability discrimination and...

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Directors must pay £2m in landmark whistleblowing case

22 Oct 2018

Two individual directors have been held liable for the unfair sacking of a whistleblower for the first time, in a...

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Asda awaits latest judgment in equal pay case

12 Oct 2018

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

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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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