Employment Tribunals

Employment Tribunals are a separate judicial body created to hear and decide disputes regarding employment rights between employee and employer. There are separate tribunals for England & Wales, with the Central Office located in Leicester; and Scotland, where the Central Office is located in Glasgow.

Who sits on an Employment Tribunal? A tribunal contains an Employment Judge, who can sit alone for some hearings, or there may be a panel of three where two ‘lay members’ are also involved. One lay member will have previous experience of representing employers and businesses; whilst the other will have a background of working with employees. Where lay members are involved, all three panel members will decide the case.

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  •  What claims will an Employment Tribunal hear?
  •  How is a claim made to the Employment Tribunal?
  •  Who can bring a claim?
  •  Different types of hearings
  •  What can an employment tribunal award?
  •  Does it cost to bring a claim to the tribunal?
  •  Time limits
  •  Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT)
  •  Statistics

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