Employment-related tribunal claims

Introduction

Guide

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 discrimination of any aspect of alleged political opinion or religious belief.

An employment-related tribunal is not as formal as a court, however, it does comply with statutory rules of procedure and acts 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.

  • LRA Workplace Information Service
    03300 555 300
  • Office of the Industrial Tribunals and the Fair Employment Tribunal
    028 9032 7666
Developed with:
  • Department for the Economy
  • LRA