Employment tribunals came into being as industrial tribunals under the Industrial Training Act 1964. The tribunals are part of the UK Tribunals System administered by the Tribunals Service and regulated and supervised by the Administrative Justice and Tribunals Council.

Employment tribunals are the mechanism through which grievances relating to employment law are resolved. Issues could include unfair dismissal, redundancy payments or discrimination.

Employment Tribunals are independent judicial bodies who determine disputes between employers and employees over employment rights.

Tribunals are independent, generally open to the public and operate like a court but without some of the formality of a court environment. Their decisions are nonetheless legally binding.

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