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.


Salesperson asked ‘can I get you pregnant?’ wins sex discrimination claim

A woman who was subjected to sexual comments has won her claim for sex discrimination, harassment and constructive dismissal.

Covid-19: Parent fairly dismissed after refusing return to work

14 Apr 2021

An employee refused to return to the workplace because he believed his workplace posed a danger to his children. What are the ramifications of the case?

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Supreme Court: Asda shop floor staff can be compared to warehouse workers

26 Mar 2021

The roles of shop floor workers and warehouse staff at Asda can be compared for the purposes of assessing equal pay.

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Whistleblowing protections to be reviewed amid dismissal claims

23 Mar 2021

Government will review whistleblowing protections amid surge in people claiming they were dismissed for speaking up about Covid-related issues.

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Former Pimlico Plumbers worker not entitled to holiday pay

17 Mar 2021

An engineer who claimed he was owed holiday pay by Pimlico Plumbers has lost his latest Employment Appeal Tribunal case.

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Uber agrees to give drivers minimum wage and employment rights

17 Mar 2021

Following the Supreme Court ruling that its drivers are workers, Uber is giving its UK drivers a guaranteed minimum wage, holiday pay and pensions.

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Judgment in ‘sleep-in’ wages case expected Friday

16 Mar 2021

The Supreme Court will on Friday hand down its decision as to whether workers who ‘sleep in’ as part of their shift are entitled to the national minimum wage for the duration of their shift.

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Up to 1,500 former Thomas Cook employees win payouts

16 Mar 2021

A tribunal has ruled that the travel giant failed to consult before making redundancies when it went into administration in September 2019.

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Female police officer subject to diet comments wins tribunal claim

16 Mar 2021

Detective constable Kerry Moth has won a claim for harassment after being told she might feel better if she stopped drinking ‘gallons of Coke’.

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Banker seeking ‘stigma losses’ after tribunal impact

15 Mar 2021

A woman who won a sex discrimination case against BNP Paribas is claiming the case has taken away her career.

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Multiple case numbers soar at employment tribunals

14 Mar 2021

Working time replaces unfair dismissal as largest source of tribunal claims.

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Employment law specialist wins £168,000 in unfair dismissal case

11 Mar 2021

Elizabeth Aylott suffered from anxiety and depression and was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder after leaving her job at BPP University.

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Union alleges Yodel underpaid night shift workers

9 Mar 2021

The GMB Union is taking Yodel to tribunal over claims hundreds of night workers were underpaid.

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Nurse who blew whistle on race-based shift allocation wins £26k compensation

23 Feb 2021

A paediatric nurse who alleged racial discrimination and was banned from booking shifts as a result has been awarded £26,000 in compensation.

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Tube driver injured at work was unfairly dismissed

16 Feb 2021

Lisa Stewart was accused by London Underground of dishonestly claiming she had been injured at work.

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