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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.

Featured book

The employment tribunals handbook: practice, procedure and strategies for success
(Bloomsbury Professional, 2014)
Provides detailed guidance on how to obtain legal advice, including information on awards of costs and tips on avoiding costs orders.

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Featured article

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.

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Legal Alert

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New Acas 'early conciliation scheme'

02-04-2014

Employers should be prepared for the new Acas 'early conciliation scheme' if an employee intends to bring an Employment Tribunal claim against them.

Employment Tribunals impose penalties

07-03-2014

Employers who lose a case in the Employment Tribunal could be hit with a penalty of between £100 and £5,000 if it breaches any of a worker's rights and the breach has one or more aggravating features.

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eBooks

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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.

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.

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Online articles

The Library provides access to leading business, finance and management journals. These journals are available to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users subject to suppliers' terms of use.

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.

"We'd like to make you an offer"

The article discusses issues related to exit agreements for employees as part of human resources (HR) work. Topics include the negotiation of settlement agreements with employees who have become redundant, the need for documentation of offers to avoid unfair dismissal claims, and the role of confidentiality clauses in agreements.

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Useful links

Legislation

GOV.UK

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

Administrative justice reform
Publications on the ongoing reform of the administrative justice system, following the abolition of the Administrative Justice and Tribunals Council in August 2013.

Employment Appeal Tribunal
Information includes the full text of judgements and the option to view the archive of judgments by subject.

Other resources

Employment tribunals (Acas)
Guidance covering early conciliatio,, the removal of claim fees and financial penalties for employers who lose at tribunal.

Early conciliation (Acas)
Conciliation involves an independent Acas conciliator who tries to encourage the parties to come to an agreement.

Discipline and grievance (Acas)
A code of practice for employers, employees and their representatives. deal. Employment tribunals take the code into account when considering relevant cases.

Industrial Cases Reports (ICLR)
Case summaries involving employment law, discrimination, competition and other subjects.

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