If you are engaged in a dispute with your employer and have exhausted all other means of resolution, whether it concerns a grievance or disciplinary issue, the next stage is to take your dispute before an employment tribunal.
The employment tribunal solicitors at Farleys are capable of advising you on every stage of the legal process and representing you when your case is brought before the tribunal, helping you to secure the right decision. For more information, or to speak to an employment law expert today, simply call 0125 460 6090 or e-mail us and an experienced solicitor will be in touch.
Employment tribunals are independent judicial bodies with the power to pass judgement on disputes over employment rights. Whilst not as formal as a court, the decision of an employment tribunal is legally binding.
An employment tribunal claim is only necessary when all other resolution methods have proven unsuccessful. Tribunals generally make judgements on claims relating to:
- Unfair dismissal
- Constructive dismissal (an employee resigns because they feel that their employer has breached the original contract)
- Failure to consult an employee prior to making him or her redundant
- Breach of contract
- Issues regarding equal pay
- Discrimination relating to race, age, sex, sexual orientation, religious belief or physical or mental disability
- Failure to follow correct procedure during the disciplinary or grievance process, for instance not allowing the employee to be accompanied by a representative at a hearing
Time Limits on Employment Tribunal Claims
Generally speaking, you must make an application to begin an employment tribunal claim within three months of the date that your employment ended or the incident concerned occurred.
In exceptional circumstances, employment tribunal claims may be accepted outside this time frame. Farleys Solicitors’ employment law specialists will be happy to listen to the details of your potential claim and advise you on the likelihood of your claim being accepted.
Contact Farleys’ Employment Tribunal Solicitors
If a dispute between you and your employer has progressed to an employment tribunal, contact a solicitor as soon as possible for legal advice, support and representation.
Call 0125 460 6090 or e-mail us and an experienced solicitor from our employment law team will get back to you.