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.


DTI announcement expected on Tupe and tribunals

13 Nov 2000

The DTI is set to announce new regulations on Tupe and parental leave over the next few weeks, and will...

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Policy may not be sufficient

1 Nov 2000

A harassment policy in itself mIGHT not be ENOUGH TO AVOID LIABILITY. we look at this, plus cases on protective awards for employees, the first restriction of proceedings order made by the EAT, agency workers and equal pay

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First case of restriction of proceedings order made by EAT

10 Oct 2000

Attorney-General v Wheen, 2000, IRLR 461, EATOver a period of time, Wheen had instituted 13 separate sets of proceedings (against...

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Prevention is better than cure

1 Oct 2000

A HUGE rise in TRIBUNAL cases over the past year has confirmed employers' worst fears about the effect of changes IN the law. So what should be done now to turn this alarming tide?

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What is the answer to spiralling cash claims

26 Sep 2000

Employers can do little to counter the effect of a qualifying period for claims and increasing payoutsClaims to tribunals have...

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Costs of employment litigation

26 Sep 2000

This week, a look at the way the two main forums for employment litigation – the courts and the tribunal...

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Push for tribunal cash

1 Jun 2000

The raised ceiling on unfair dismissal payouts is encouraging aggrieved
employees to push for a tribunal hearing in the hope...

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Getting the sums right

1 Jun 2000

Employment awards are on the up.  But
how and why do tribunals arrive at the figures they do?  Mary Clarke...

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Multiple-claim trend puts employers to legal test

9 May 2000

Staff are increasingly throwing as many allegations as they can at employers
to give them the best chance of winning...

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Walker case – employer duty

29 Feb 2000

Letters of the week
• Your article on the Walker case (15 February) covers an interesting topic
but I do...

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