LRD Booklets September 2005

Employment tribunals - complying with the new regulations

Introduction (471 words)

By the end of the 1990s, the number of claims brought to employment tribunals every year was three times as high as it had ...

1. The employment tribunal system (761 words)

Employment tribunals were set up under the Industrial Training Act 1964 as an informal, accessible and relatively quick and inexpensive way of resolving employment ...

2. Jurisdiction (586 words)

A tribunal only has power to hear certain types of claim from certain categories of worker and within a specified time limit. This is ...

3. Time limits (1213 words)

Tribunal claims must be issued within a set time limit, which is specified in the relevant statute. A claim is "issued" once it has ...

4. Complying with the dispute resolution procedures (1126 words)

The dispute resolution procedures have effectively introduced a new step that must be taken in many claims before a tribunal claim can be issued. ...

5. Issuing the claim (1110 words)

As outlined in Chapter 4, an employee must raise a grievance before issuing any claim to which the statutory procedures apply. ...

6. Settlement and conciliation (298 words)

Once a claim has been issued, the parties can still reach a settlement or conciliation agreement instead of proceeding to a hearing. This can ...

7. New tribunal powers (594 words)

There are often issues that need to be dealt with before the full hearing of a claim. These have previously been dealt with through ...

8. Appeals (329 words)

Either party can appeal a tribunal's judgment, but the appeal must be brought on very specific grounds. An appeal cannot be brought simply because ...

Further information (355 words)

Employment Tribunals Service Head Office, 5th Floor, Victory House, 30-34 Kingsway, London WC2B 6EX. Tel: 020 7273 8575. Web: www.ets.gov.uk ...

Employment tribunals' areas of jurisdiction (1552 words)

Statutory right/claim Legislation* W/E** Qualifying service Time limit ...