Employment tribunals

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If your issue at work can’t be resolved between you and your employer, you might want to consider bringing a claim in the employment tribunal. Before you do, speak to Talbots Law.

There are tribunals throughout the UK – there should be one in your local town or city – set up to hear all sorts of workplace disputes, from unfair dismissal and discrimination, to issues about pay and entitlements.  At Talbots Law, we have represented clients in every type of claim and in many of the tribunals in England and Wales. So you can feel confident that you’re in safe hands.

You can be confident, too, that we will understand how big a step it would be for you to bring a claim against your employer. That’s why we do all we can to sort out the issues without having to involve the tribunal at all.
We negotiate good results. And we’ll support you through the process of Acas conciliation that comes before a claim.

Our Employment & HR Team

Why choose Talbots to advise on your tribunal claim?

We are expert tribunal solicitors. We know what it takes to win a case, and we’ll help get yours into the best possible shape. We recognise that most employees are unfamiliar with the tribunal system, so we take time to explain the process very carefully and clearly. It means that you know what to expect, and that you’re ready for it. And we’ll be alongside you every step of the way – through the twists and turns of the litigation, the settlement discussions and the tribunal hearing itself.  

Strict time limits apply to issuing employment tribunal claims, so it’s important that you find out straightaway where you stand. Call us today. We’ll set you on the right path.

  • Unfair dismissal
  • Discrimination and harassment
  • Equal pay
  • TUPE-related claims
  • Whistleblowing
  • Holiday pay
  • Working time
  • Unlawful deductions from wages
  • Breach of contract

Employment tribunals FAQ

Is it free to bring an employment tribunal case?
Not any more, sadly. You will need to pay a fee to get your claim started, and a hearing fee if things get that far. We will discuss this with you before you become liable to pay anything. The important point is that we will never let your financial liability get out of control. You’ll know from the outset what the likely costs will be, so you’ll be able to plan for these. And we will help in whatever ways we can in respect of our fees by offering payment plans that work for us both. 

Do I have to be represented by a solicitor at my employment tribunal hearing?
No, not at all. You could choose to run the case yourself – you’re free to do that. The upside would be that you save on legal costs. The downside? Employment law can be quite complex. Unless yours is a very straightforward case, the risk you run in not using a specialist solicitor is that you miss out on opportunities to argue your case in the best possible way – and that you don’t achieve as good a result as you otherwise might. You’re likely to be up against a solicitor or barrister. And while employment judges are good at ensuring that hearings are fair, in more complicated cases there will usually be a mismatch in terms of legal and procedural knowledge, tactical experience and advocacy expertise.

Talk this through with us; we’ll happily give you our honest opinion on what we think you should do. Just give our employment solicitors a call on 0800 118 1500 today for advice on your situation.

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