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.


BA crucifix worker accuses employer of harassment in new tribunal claim

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

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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Recruitment drive for judges to tackle rise in employment cases

18 Jun 2018

The Judicial Appointments Commission is to recruit 54 new judges in a bid to tackle a backlog of cases in...

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Most employers back idea for stable contract requests

1 Jun 2018

Two-thirds of employers back the introduction of a right for agency workers and zero-hours contract workers to request a stable...

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Whistleblower allegedly tied to a chair after speaking out

25 May 2018

A whistleblower who complained of a misogynistic and racist culture at a Scottish government department has claimed that she was...

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Hermes self-employment legal challenge begins

30 Apr 2018

A legal case against courier firm Hermes is to begin today, with several self-employed drivers seeking to win basic employment...

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Mental health: legal pitfalls when dismissing workers with conditions

16 Apr 2018

There are many traps awaiting employers that dismiss a worker with a mental health issue. Gary Freer from Bryan Cave...

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Father refused enhanced shared parental pay was not discriminated against, says EAT

11 Apr 2018

It is not discriminatory to refuse a new father enhanced pay while on shared parental leave where women are given...

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