Nearly all persons wanting to make an employment tribunal claim must first have received an Earl conciliation certificate from ACAS to enable them to lodge their claim. This applies even if a claimant does not wish to undertake conciliation. Paragraph 9 of schedule 1 of the Employment Tribunals (Early Conciliation: Exemptions and Rules of Procedure) … Continue reading What is an email address?
When a claimant lodges an employment tribunal claim the case does not always get so far as the Respondent even needing to decide whether they contest the case and need to submit an ET3 (the document setting out a Respondent's Grounds of Resistance). Sometimes an employment judge reviews the case at the outset and determines … Continue reading Discretion on the Sift
Rule 11(1) of the Employment Tribunal (Constitution and Rules of Procedure) Regulations 2013 requires that "The Tribunal shall reject a claim if it is not accompanied by a Tribunal fee or a remission application." In other words, since the since the introduction of employment tribunal fees if a claim is made but that claim is … Continue reading A Box Ticking Exercise
A scenario: Sarah, who is an employee, suspects that the company's finance officer is 'cooking the books' by skimming company funds into his personal accounts having come across a printed document left on the printer in the office. Concerned about this Sarah reports her concerns to the company's HR director and explains that she thinks … Continue reading Whistleblowing: not just and equitable