Employment tribunals deal with claims brought against employers by employees, typically relating to unfair and wrongful dismissals, discrimination, equal pay, and deductions from wages. Employees must contact Acas at the outset to try to resolve the dispute through early conciliation.
This factsheet examines the steps employees must take to start a claim and what the employer needs to do to respond. It looks at the main facets of the formal tribunal hearing, including the types of hearing, preparation needed, procedures at the hearing and possible outcomes. The factsheet concludes by looking at the alternative of settling claims through conciliation or mediation, and describes the key features of settlement agreements.