There are many Acts and regulations governing tribunal claims. A full list is given at the end of these Q&As.
Non-prescriptive guidance from the Presidents of the Employment Tribunals in England and Wales and Scotland is sometimes made available, and sometimes practice directions are issued by the courts and tribunals. These support the relevant rules and set out what the courts and tribunals expect. The guidance is not binding on the parties, but tribunals do have regard to it.
Tribunal claims are inextricably linked with the procedures employers and employees should follow before disputes reach the tribunal (see our Discipline and grievance procedures Q&As).
Compromise and settlement
The important rules currently governing settlement agreements are generally contained in the Employment Rights Act 1996, especially section 203.
However, other legislation is also relevant. For example, numerous pieces of legislation all mention the inability to contract out of the relevant employment rights unless by way of a formal agreement.