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.


Sky engineer dismissed for safety issue was discriminated against

A Sky engineer who breached health and safety rules while experiencing a mental health condition was discriminated against and unfairly...

Oxford Uni to keep retirement policy and appeal ageism ruling

17 Jan 2020

Institution to stand by policy designed to promote younger academics and will appeal Prof Ewart ruling.

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Citigroup London

Banker was dismissed because of age, tribunal hears

16 Jan 2020

A 55-year-old Citigroup banker who was told “you are old and set in your ways” won his case at employment tribunal earlier this month, pending appeal.

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Has the ethical veganism ruling broken new ground?

16 Jan 2020

What does the “ethical veganism as a philosophical belief” ruling really mean and does it mark a change in law?...

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Highways England driver harassed before job began wins £74k

14 Jan 2020

An ex-Highways England driver has been awarded almost £74,000 in compensation by an employment tribunal after she was harassed by...

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Sacked pregnant worker wins £17k compensation from Liz Earle Beauty Company

10 Jan 2020

Helen Larkin was made redundant at eight months' pregnant.

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Vegan campaigner

Landmark ruling: ethical veganism is a protected characteristic

3 Jan 2020

Ethical veganism should be protected under the Equality Act 2010.

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Oxford University's Clarendon Laboratory

Oxford University professor wins unfair dismissal case

2 Jan 2020

An employment tribunal has found that Oxford University acted unlawfully when dismissing 69-year-old Professor Paul Ewart because of his age.

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Tribunal to decide whether ethical veganism is a ‘philosophical belief’

1 Jan 2020

An employment tribunal in January will consider whether ethical veganism should be protected under discrimination law – and could have major ramifications for organisations. 

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Trader diagnosed with depression after excessive working wins tribunal claim

20 Dec 2019

A trader who became ill after working excessive hours in an understaffed department was discriminated against because of his mental...

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Firefighters to remain members of ‘more favourable’ pension scheme

20 Dec 2019

Thousands of firefighters will be able to return to their pre-2015 pension schemes, an employment tribunal has clarified, after an...

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Woman who lost job over transgender tweets loses hearing

19 Dec 2019

A woman who lost her job at a charity because she tweeted that transgender women cannot change their biological sex...

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Army

Concern over frequency of racist incidents in armed forces

19 Dec 2019

Racism is on the rise in the UK's armed forces and concerted action needs to be carried out to curb it.

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Whistleblowing nurse awarded £127,000 following dismissal

13 Dec 2019

A whistleblower who complained that staff at an NHS trust were being bullied and not given proper breaks has been...

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Judge begins race claim against Ministry of Justice

11 Dec 2019

A district judge has taken the Ministry of Justice and two senior judges to the employment tribunal for after he...

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