Guide

Employment-related tribunal claims

Introduction

Employment-related tribunals (Industrial Tribunals and the Fair Employment Tribunal) hear cases and make decisions on a range of employment issues.

Industrial Tribunals hear nearly all cases involving employment disputes. The Fair Employment Tribunal will hear cases that involve any aspect of alleged political opinion or religious discrimination.

Although an employment-related tribunal is not as formal as a court, it must comply with statutory rules of procedure and act independently. Both types of tribunal operate in much the same way.

This guide looks at why employment-related tribunal claims arise, how to make and respond to claims, and how to avoid claims going ahead or even arising in the first place.