Employment Tribunals

More about Tribunals

The Employment Tribunals were first established as Industrial Tribunals in the 1970’s. The original aim was to establish a forum that would enable users to obtain a speedy solution to their industrial disputes free of charge and legal complexities.  At that time industrial law was in its infancy but the Industrial Relations Act 1971 gave some protection against unfair dismissal and the right to join trade unions, but also prohibited strikes. 1970 also saw the introduction of an Equal Pay Act to equalise the pay between men and women, which is still a work in progress.

Employment tribunals basically make decisions about employment disputes. the sort of legal cases that are heard in employment tribunals include cases about unfair dismissal, redundancy & discrimination. This is not an exclusive list. Tribunals can cover a number of other employment law issues.

Whether you can make a claim via the tribunal route depends on whether your dispute meets certain conditions which also include time limits. In most cases you have three months (less one day) from when the incident occurred to make a claim to the tribunal.

rhw can help with the whole process and legal advice in relation of all aspects of employment law.

Increasing legal complexity

Over the intervening years employment law became increasingly complicated as more layers of legislation were introduced. The resulting complicated factual and legal scenarios often necessitated the input of solicitors of barristers to interpret and debate the merits of each individual case.

If you require legal advice and assistance with regard to an Employment Tribunal please contact Sarah Twigger-Thompson on: 01483 302000 or email guildford@rhw.co.uk

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Nick Richardson

Nick Richardson

Member Partner
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Richard Benny

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Sarah Twigger-Thompson

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Julia Finill

Julia Finill

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Stephen Bottomley

Stephen Bottomley

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Daniel Crate

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