An Employment Tribunal is an independent judicial body established to resolved disputes between employees and employers over employment rights. Employee’s can take an employer to an Employment Tribunal over a variety of issues but mainly for unfair dismissal, discrimination or pay issues. If the employer is found to be at fault they can be asked to pay for the costs of the tribunal, the compensation to the employee concerned and in some cases reinstate the employee. A claim must be raised no more than three months from the date of dismissal.
To minimise the risk of claims being raised, it is essential employers have solid contracts of employment in place as well as a clear and concise employee handbook detailing the company’s policies and procedures and ensure the correct process is carried out when handling any employee disputes.
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