Understanding Employment Tribunals

25 October 2021
Employment Tribunals are used to make decisions about employment disputes. Some issues that may be taken to a tribunal include unfair dismissal, discrimination or unfair deductions from your pay. Here at John Fowlers, our experienced team of employment law solicitors will be happy to guide you through the Employment Tribunal process and provide you with all the relevant information that you need to know.
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If you’re struggling to settle an ongoing dispute in your workplace or you’re interested in finding out more about tribunals, our team has compiled some useful information on the things you should know about Employment Tribunals.  

For all employment law enquiries, please get in touch with our Employment Law Solicitors in Colchester today.


What is an employment tribunal?

Employment Tribunals deal with claims and issues raised by employees relating to their employment or termination of employment. Tribunals are legal hearings which aim to resolve disputes involving employment rights. Whilst tribunals may not be as formal as court hearings, decisions made by an Employment Tribunal are legally binding.

What kind of claim can I make to an employment tribunal?

There are a number of reasons as to why someone might decide to make an Employment Tribunal claim. Some of these include, but are not limited to, equal pay, redundancy and redundancy payments, unfair dismissal and discrimination. 

How do I make a claim to an employment tribunal?

Before making a claim, you must inform the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) of your intentions. Typically, Acas will offer you the option of making use of their free early conciliation service. This service aims to help you resolve the dispute without going to court and may include support with both raising the problem informally and raising a formal grievance. Acas recommends this option as it can often help resolve disputes informally and can sometimes affect how much compensation you’re awarded, if you do decide to go ahead with making an employment tribunal claim. 
If you require further information and support regarding an Employment Tribunal claim, please get in touch with our team of Employment Law Solicitors in Colchester. 

We’re experienced in providing representation and legal advice on a range of employment law matters. Contact Karen Morovic for support with all your employment law needs.

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