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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.
11 Jun 2019
The equal pay claim being pursued by hundreds of Sainsbury’s staff can continue to be heard, an employment tribunal has...
7 Jun 2019
A victimisation case at an employment tribunal will be reheard after the judge fell asleep during proceedings before making the judgement in the claimant's favour.
14 May 2019
Too few full-time judges are available to handle the backlog of employment tribunal cases, which has resulted in continuing delays...
2 May 2019
The annual increase to the limits on compensation that can be awarded in an...
29 Apr 2019
There were 6,550 disability discrimination claims at employment tribunals last year, a 37% rise on the year before (4,770), according to Ministry of Justice figures.
18 Apr 2019
Workers who were on call during the evening were conducting “time work” and should have received an hourly rate under...
10 Apr 2019
The name Pimlico Plumbers has become synonymous with the gig economy and workers’ rights over the past eight years. And...
9 Apr 2019
Retailers whose staff work extra hours to open and close the store should ensure their employees are adequately remunerated for...
8 Apr 2019
A Royal Mail driver who was told she should be “back home and in the kitchen” has won £2,600 in...
4 Apr 2019
Bands of compensation awarded by employment tribunals for injury to feelings in discrimination cases – Vento bands – will increase this month.
25 Mar 2019
A school in Wales has had its appeal dismissed in a case where a gay headteacher claimed for constructive dismissal....
25 Mar 2019
The exploitation of workers must be tackled quickly and effectively, MP Frank Field has recommended in a new report critical of the length of time cases are taking.
13 Mar 2019
Last week US bank BNY Mellon informed its employees it was “pausing” a review of its policies that allow them...
1 Mar 2019
A group of art lecturers who lost their jobs at the National Gallery have won their legal fight to be recognised as workers, allowing them to claim certain employment benefits such as holiday pay.