Employment Tribunal Solicitors - UK Compensation Claim Advice




Our specialist lawyers deal exclusively in employer/employee matters. Our Employment Tribunal solicitors act on behalf of clients using the no win no fee scheme and are able to pursue or negotiate claims and can provide representation anywhere in the United Kingdom. If you would like to talk confidentially to an experienced solicitor without obligation or charge just use the helpline.

Employers do have the right to dismiss employees from their job but in all such cases they must use a fair procedure and behave reasonably. Other than in exceptional cases which justify instant dismissal they must issue warnings and they need to investigate the work situation to conclude that dismissal is justified. If they do not act reasonably an employee may make a compensation claim for unfair dismissal.

To qualify for a compensation claim for unfair dismissal the claimant must have been employed by that particular employer for at least one year. Applications for unfair dismissal must normally be made to an Employment Tribunal within three months of termination of the job but in certain cases the time limit may be extended. To successfully defend a claim an employer must prove that the dismissal was fair on the grounds of conduct, capability, redundancy, illegality or some other substantial reason.

Constructive Dismissal

If an employer makes the employee's life very difficult by changing their terms or conditions without consultation, or by changing the job location, or by being abusive then an employee can terminate the employment and make a claim to the Employment Tribunal for constructive dismissal as a result of fundamental breach of contract by the employer.

Compensation Awards

Compensation awarded for unfair dismissal is divided into the Basic Award and the Compensatory Award. The basic award is capped and depends on age and length of service. The compensatory award is also capped and is intended to compensate the employee for financial loss relating to the dismissal, including expenses and loss of benefits. The tribunal also deals with claims for discrimination. harassment and victimisation which may not be subject to any financial limit.

Employment Appeal Tribunal

Following judgement, there are some circumstances in which a lawyer can appeal to the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) which sits in London and Edinburgh and consists of a High Court Judge with several lay members. Appeals can only be made on a point of law however in certain circumstances fresh evidence may be produced. The EAT will not review the facts of the case. Legal aid is available to appeal, subject to a means test, to cover the cost of the case.

Employment Truibunal Solictors

Our Employment Tribunal solicitors deal with wrongful dismissal compensation claims and legal cases arising as a result of other employment disputes including discrimination, harassment, victimisation and redundancy using the no win no fee scheme. Employment law is challenging, complex, difficult and in a constant state of flux with changes to the law occurring frequently as a result of legislation and case law. If you instruct an Employment Tribunal solicitor you will receive a complete professional service from experienced lawyers who deal with all classes of employment claims.




UK Employment Tribunal Offices

Aberdeen

  • Atholl House
    84-88 Guild Street
    AB11 6LT
    Phone: 01224 593137
    Fax: 01224 593138

Ashford

  • Ashford House
    County Square Shopping Centre Kent
    TN23 1YB
    Phone: 01233 621 346
    Fax: 01233 624 423

Bedford

  • 8-10 Howard Street
    MK40 3HS
    Phone: 01234 351306
    Fax: 01234 352315

Birmingham

  • Phoenix House
    1-3 Newhall Street
    B3 3NH
    Phone: 0121 236 6051
    Fax: 0121 236 6029

Bristol

  • Ground Floor
    The Crescent Centre
    Temple Back
    BS1 6EZ
    Phone: 0117 929 8261
    Fax: 0117 925 3452

Bury St. Edmunds

  • 100 Southgate Street
    IP33 2AQ
    Phone: 01284 762171
    Fax: 01284 706064

Cardiff

  • Caradog House
    1-6 St Andrews Place
    CF10 3BE
    Phone: 02920 678 100
    Fax: 02920 225 906

Dundee

  • 13 Albert Square
    DD1 1DD
    Phone: 01382 221578
    Fax: 01382 227136

Edinburgh

  • 54-56 Melville Street
    EH3 7HF
    Phone: 0131 226 5584
    Fax: 0131 220 6847

Exeter

  • 2nd Floor
    Keble House
    Southernhay Gardens
    EX1 1NT
    Phone: 01392 279665
    Fax: 01392 430063

Glasgow

  • Eagle Building
    215 Bothwell Street
    G2 7TS
    Phone: 0141 204 0730
    Fax: 0141 204 0732

Leeds

  • 3rd Floor
    11 Albion Street
    LS1 5ES
    Phone: 0113 245 9741
    Fax: 0113 242 8843

Leicester

  • Industrial Tribunal Office
    5a New Walk
    LE1 6TE
    Phone: 0116 255 0099
    Fax: 0116 255 6099

Liverpool

  • 1st Floor
    Cunard Building
    Pier Head
    L3 1TS
    Phone: 0151 236 9397
    Fax: 0151 231 1484

London

  • 19-29 Woburn Place
    WC1H OLU
    Phone: 020 7273 8603
    Fax: 020 7273 8686

London

  • South Montague Court
    101 London Road
    West Croydon
    CR0 2RF
    Phone: 020 8667 9131
    Fax: 020 8649 9470

Manchester

  • Alexandra House
    14-22 The Parsonage
    M3 2JA
    Phone: 0161 833 0581
    Fax: 0161 832 0249

Newcastle

  • Quayside House
    110 Quayside
    NE1 3DX
    Phone: 0191 260 6900
    Fax: 0191 222 1680

Nottingham

  • 3rd Floor
    Byron House
    2a Maid Marian Way NG1 6HS
    phone: 0115 947 5701
    Fax: 0115 950 7612

Reading

  • 5th Floor
    30-31 Friar Street
    RG1 1DY
    Phone: 0118 959 4917
    Fax: 0118 956 8066

Sheffield

  • 14 East Parade
    S1 2ET
    Phone: 0114 276 0348
    Fax: 0114 276 2551

Shrewsbury

  • Prospect House
    Belle Vue Rd
    SY3 7NR
    Phone: 01743 358341
    Fax: 01743 244186

Southampton

  • 3rd Floor Duke's Keep
    Marsh Lane
    SO14 3EX
    Phone: 023 8071 6400
    Fax: 023 8063 5506

Stratford

  • 44 The Broadway
    E15 1XH
    Phone: 020 8221 0921
    Fax: 020 8221 0398

Watford

  • 3rd Floor
    Radius House 51 Clarendon Road
    Hertfordshire WD1 1HU
    Phone: 01923 281750
    Fax: 01923 281781