Employment Tribunals Cardiff

What is an Employment Tribunal?

The UK Employment Tribunal is an independent court that makes decisions in legal disagreements around employment law. The Tribunal hear claims from people who think their employer or potential employer treated them unfairly or unlawfully.  The Tribunal can hear cases about discrimination, unfair dismissals, unfair pay deductions and more.

Sometimes a disagreement can simply not be solved in-house, and an employee needs to turn to an employment tribunal to help resolve matters. Here you can state your case, and your employer can defend themselves.  Employment Tribunals are not as formal as court hearings, but their decisions are legally binding. You’ll be compensated if the Tribunal finds that the employer acted unfairly.

How Robertsons Solicitors can help

Bringing a case before an employment tribunal can be intimidating. Our employment solicitors at Robertsons can help.  We will give your employment tribunal case the best chance of success with our expert legal advice and support.

We will check if your case has merit and ensure that the claim is sent to the Tribunal within the appropriate time limits. In addition, we can help with the steps required before lodging an employment tribunal claim. An Employment Tribunal would, for instance, want proof that the parties followed the ACAS Code of Practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures.  Get in touch for questions or support around Cardiff employment tribunals today.

You don’t have to go through your case alone. Robertsons Solicitors are here to help.

Employment Tribunal FAQs

Early conciliation is a free service run by the ACAS.  Before taking a case to the employment tribunal, you must notify the ACAS of the dispute. The ACAS will then help to see if there is a possibility of resolving the issue without going to a tribunal.

Usually, you must make a tribunal claim within three months of the incident, but this can change depending on the nature of the application. Tribunals can extend the time limit in exceptional cases, but you should get independent help if you need to go this route. It is therefore imperative that you obtain legal advice as soon as possible.

After you’ve heard the Tribunal’s decision on your case, you must make sure you understand what they said. You are allowed to ask the judge to explain.  If you are unhappy with the decision, you can challenge the decision. However, you’ll need some specialist advice.

Contact us at Robertsons Solicitors to find out if you can get the Tribunal to look at your case again or how you should appeal. We would be happy to help.

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