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Employment tribunals

Employment tribunals hear claims regarding disputes in the workplace. On this page you can find articles, books and online resources providing guidance and background information.

Bloomsbury Core Accounting and Tax Service

Eligible firms have free access to Bloomsbury Professional's comprehensive online library, comprising more than 60 titles from some of the country's leading tax and accounting subject matter experts. Find out who is eligible and how you can access the Core Accounting and Tax Service.

Employment tribunal claims

Accountants Legal Service May 2021

This chapter covers employment tribunals, outlining some of the main considerations which employers should bear in mind when dealing with an employment tribunal claim.

Wrongful dismissal

Accountants Legal Service May 2021

This chapter covers wrongful dismissal, including fixed-term contracts, breach of contractual procedures, remedies, valuing wrongful dismissal claims, settling wrongful dismissal claims out of court, the overlap with unfair dismissal, tribunal cap on damages and loss of chance claims.

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Procedure for bringing a claim before an employment tribunal

This section of the chapter on employment outlines the procedure for bringing a claim to a tribunal, presenting a complaint, procedure at the tribunal, tribunal fees, and appeals.

Handling tribunal cases

This chapter of the handbook looks at employment tribunals and includes: the role of employment tribunals; how to defend a claim; Reconsideration of a tribunal's decision.

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Acas guidance

Advice, guidance and practical resources on a wide variety of recruitment topics for both employers and employees, produced by the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service, Acas. Acas is the employment relations service for England, Scotland and Wales offering practical, independent and impartial advice to employers, employees and their representatives.


Online articles

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Full disclosure

Article examines the risk of protected disclosure in an employment tribunal.

Tribunals struggle as backlog of cases reaches new high

The article reports on a study which revealed that the number of outstanding employment tribunal cases has reached its highest level since the scrapping of tribunal fees in July 2017.

Tribunal fees one year on

Developments in employment tribunals since the Supreme Court's 2017 ruling that made tribunal fees unlawful in Great Britain. The article covers the number of claims brought by a single employee, the backlog of cases, and the possible reintroduction of fees.

Tribunal fees are finished

The Supreme Court in Great Britain has ruled against employment tribunal fees in a case brought by trade union Unison. The article looks at the impact of fees on the number of claims, the prevention of claims through internal policies, and the government's obligation to pay back fees paid since 2013.

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Employment tribunal

HM Courts & Tribunals Service

Information for employers on being taken to a tribunal and for employees for taking employees to tribunal and includes forms and procedures

Incorporated Council of Law Reporting

Incorporated Council of Law Reporting

Case summaries involving employment law, discrimination, competition and other subjects. There is a subscription version (ICLR.3) which offers a more powerful research platform. A free trial of ICLR.3 is available.

Reforming the employment tribunal system

Ministry of Justice / Dept. Business, Energy & Industry Strategy April 2017

A 2016 consultation on the reform of employment tribunals. The Government response was published in February 2017.

UK Employment Appeal Tribunal database

British and Irish Legal Information Institute

A searchable database containing full hearing judgments of the EAT which are transcribed or handed down by the Tribunal. Maintained by the British and Irish Legal Information Institute (BAILII).

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