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Employment tribunals

What is an employment tribunal?

An employment tribunal is an independent body that resolves disputes between an employee and their employer.

You can make a claim against your employer at an employment tribunal if you think you’ve been treated unfairly or the company has broken the law.

The most common claims at an employment tribunal involve:

  • unfair dismissal, including constructive dismissal
  • unlawful discrimination
  • unpaid wages or deductions from pay
  • holiday pay
  • notice pay

Is it like going to court?

Attending an employment tribunal is similar to attending court but it is open to the public. Your case will be decided by a tribunal judge, unless it is a discrimination claim - these require a three person tribunal.

Call a Which? solicitor

Discuss your situation with us over the phone and get some initial advice for free*. Our friendly solicitors specialise in employment law and are experienced in resolving all kinds of issues with the process.

Common questions we can answer include:

  • What steps do I have to take before I start tribunal proceedings?
  • Is there a time limit to start proceedings? If I miss the time limit do I have any other options?
  • Should I start tribunal proceedings if my employer is still dealing with my disciplinary appeal and/or grievance?
  • How do I submit my tribunal claim and what happens next?
  • What costs might I incur in pursuing a tribunal case?
  • How long does the tribunal process take?
  • Will I have to give evidence at the tribunal?
  • Are there alternatives to going to an Employment Tribunal?


Our solicitor will also explain how Which? Legal may be able to help if you need further advice after your initial free consultation; it’s only £38** for your first month and £9/month thereafter. 

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