Employment Tribunals

The majority of day to day Employment Law disputes are dealt with in the Employment Tribunal.  The  main statutory claims are:

  • Unfair dismissal
  • Redundancy payments
  • Working time
  • Minimum wage
  • Equality for fixed term or part time workers
  • Wrongful dismissal
  • Written statement of particulars of employment
  • Unlawful deduction from wages
  • Maternity, adoption, paternity and parental leave
  • Flexible working
  • Discrimination under the Equality Act 2010

Breach of contract claims can only be brought by an Employee in the Tribunal if they arise or are outstanding upon termination of employment e.g wrongful dismissal claims where the Employee has not been given his or her contractual notice.

An Employer cannot bring a breach of contract claim in the Tribunal unless it is first claimed against by the Employee. In these circumstances, the Employer can counterclaim e.g for damages or money due to the Employer. Tribunals have no jurisdiction to deal with breach of contract claims arising from post termination restrictions, intellectual property issues or confidentiality obligations

The Tribunal’s jurisdiction in respect of contract claims is £25,000

When a dispute cannot be resolved, sometimes initiating legal proceedings is the only option. It is a decision not to be taken lightly and you want to be sure you have received the best possible advice and secured expert representation  before committing financially and emotionally to such course of action.  This where our experienced Tribunal experts come in.