Bishopsgate Law employment tribunal solicitors can tell you if we think you have a good enough case to make an employment tribunal claim.
We offer a free initial consultation by telephone for most employment law matters, so we can give you an idea of whether you have a potential claim or a case where we can help you.
If we assess the chances of success are good enough we can undertake employment tribunal claims on a no win no fee basis.
Tribunals are the part of the courts system which hears cases where there are legal disputes around employment law. Claims that can be brought before an employment tribunal cover many areas of employment law, including unfair dismissal, and workplace discrimination.
If you believe you are the victim of discrimination at work or you have been unfairly dismissed:
In all cases the starting point is an informal discussion with one of our employment law specialists who can tell you how we can help you.
We offer a free initial consultation by telephone for most employment law matters, so we can give you an idea of whether you have a potential claim or a case where we can help you. If a specialist is not available when you call, you can make an appointment for a call back.
Compensation for unfair dismissal consists of a basic award, which is related to statutory redundancy payments, plus a compensatory award. The maximum amount for compensatory awards is index-linked but in unfair dismissal cases the employee will usually not be able to recover more than one year’s pay.
Employment tribunals can make unlimited compensation awards in discrimination cases.
To qualify for the right to bring a tribunal claim for unfair dismissal, you will usually need to have been employed by the same employer for at least two years. There is no qualifying period required to bring a discrimination claim.
Strict time limits apply to employment tribunal claims, three months from the event the claim relates to in most cases.
Before making a tribunal claim, the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) has to be notified, and voluntary early conciliation will be offered. You need a certificate from Acas before you can submit a tribunal claim.
We can undertake employment tribunal claims on a no win no fee basis where we assess the chances of success are good enough.
If you are an employer and you are facing an employment tribunal claim from an employee, we can advise you about defending the claim and represent you at the tribunal. We can also act for you during Acas conciliation, or conduct pre-claim negotiations if necessary.
Contact us to arrange to speak to an employment law specialist to see if we can help you.
We are a national law firm and represent clients from across England and Wales from our offices in London, Hertfordshire and Northampton.
Our employment law solicitors have many years of experience and have represented people in hundreds of employment law cases.