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If you plan to take legal proceedings against your employer it is advisable to have the assistance of an experienced Employment Tribunal solicitor who can advise you of your legal entitlements involving compensation or reinstatement and payments due under the redundancy scheme or as a result of an offer of settlement. Your employer will almost certainly have professional legal representation in the form of an Employment Tribunal solicitor and may also seek representation and advice from a specialist barrister. The Employment Tribunal (ET) consists of three members including a professional judge appointed by the Lord Chancellor and two experienced lay members who preside over cases of:-

Employment Tribunal

Employment conflicts are not unique and if an understanding cannot be negotiated by a solicitor between the employer and the employee an application for mediation must be made to the Employment Tribunal which may be asked to resolve disagreements involving workplace claims including:-

Petitions to the ET to resolve employment disagreements are judged by a body of three members:-

Employment Appeal Tribunal

Appeals by solicitors from the Employment Tribunal (ET) are made to the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT). All parties having an interest in the outcome of the appeal are normally present but a written application may be sufficient with the approval of the court. Evidence or witnesses not available at the time of the initial ET may be brought to the attention of the EAT, although it is the judgment of the EAT whether or not to allow new evidence or witnesses. The Legal Services Commission may make means tested Legal Aid available for Employment Appeal Tribunal applicants.

The Employment Protection Act 1975 makes it lawful for either party to take their claim to the Employment Appeal Tribunal for reconsideration. There are stringent time restrictions applied to appeals meaning that employers solicitors or employees solicitors must make their decision promptly. In most cases, it is not incumbent on the EAT to consider new evidence; appeals are generally used to review legal points that the initial ET failed to recognise or consider.

The procedures in the Employment Appeal Tribunal are more structured than the ET. Only seven locations in the UK host the EAT. An employee will usually be represented by an employment law solicitor however they are allowed to represent themselves or in high-profile cases they may obtain assistance and representation from:-

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Our employment solicitors are aggressive in researching and applying employment law. They have a mindset that is client orientated with an understanding of all facets of employment law. They are experienced in negotiations with employers and have experience in both the ET and EAT. If you need employment law advice without further obligation just call our helpline.