Employment tribunals deal with claims brought against employers by employees. Claims can typically relate to unfair and wrongful dismissals, discrimination, equal pay, and unlawful deductions from wages. Employees must contact Acas first to try to resolve the dispute through early conciliation if they have not been able to resolve matters with their employer directly.

This factsheet examines the first steps in starting a claim and the employer‘s response. It looks at the tribunal hearing, including the types of hearing, preparation, procedures and outcomes. 

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