Employment Tribunals hear cases brought against employers by employees. They deal with claims by employees {known as ‘claimants’) who think their employer or potential employer has treated them unlawfully and their grievance has not been able to be resolved by other means.

Typical disputes heard by Employment Tribunals include:

  • Unfair dismissal.
  • Wrongful dismissal.
  • Discrimination (race, sex, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, maternity/ paternity issues).
  • Equal pay.
  • Deductions from wage.

You are not required to have legal representation at an Employment Tribunal, but employment law is notoriously complex, so most people choose to have a lawyer. Our experienced solicitors at Berlad Graham LLP have represented many claimants at Employment Tribunal hearings and will be able to explain exactly what the process involves. If you are looking for legal advice about an issue that has happened at work or are thinking of bringing a claim against your employer, our team of solicitors can help.

If you are looking for advice and guidance on employment tribunals and want to discuss your next steps, please call Berlad Graham LLP today on 0330 175 5655.

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You do not need to pay a fee for an Employment Tribunal to hear your case, but you do need to be able to demonstrate that you have completed certain steps in advance of bringing a claim. These include:

  • Meeting the relevant time limits.
  • Showing that you have participated in your employer’s dispute resolution procedures.
  • Following the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) Code of Practice on discipline and grievance.
  • Trying to resolve the dispute without going to a Tribunal using Acas’s free ‘early conciliation’ service.
  • Getting a ‘conciliation certificate’ from Acas to show that this did not work.

Employment law disputes can be complicated, and having access to specialist legal advice at an early stage is vital to ensure that the correct procedures are followed ahead of any subsequent claim. Our lawyers at Berlad Graham LLP are highly experienced in various workplace disputes and will be able to advise you on the best way to proceed.

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Employment Tribunals usually hold a preliminary hearing in advance of a full hearing to resolve any issues that might prevent the full hearing from proceeding smoothly. Both parties will then need to submit all relevant documentation and evidence relating to the claim in advance of the hearing before a judge hears the case.

If the Tribunal reaches a decision in your favour, you might be entitled to certain compensations, including:

  • Reinstatement (where you get your job back).
  • Re-engagement (where you return to the company in a new role).
  • Financial compensation.
  • Payment of wages or monies owed.
  • Ordering your employer to make improvements to your working conditions.
  • How much compensation you receive will depend on several factors, including:
  • The type of case it is.
  • How much money you’ve lost.
  • Your age, salary and length of service.

Contact Berlad Graham for legal advice

To speak to our friendly, experienced, professional employment tribunal lawyers in Uxbridge today, please call 0330 175 5655 or email