The Pros and Cons of progressing a claim to an Employment Tribunal.

Many people seriously weigh up the pros and cons of progressing their employment tribunal claim. If you are in this difficult scenario right now below is some guidance to help in your deliberations;

Pros

  1. It’s fairly easy and free

Submitting an Employment Tribunal Claim is free and online and will not cost you anything to submit through ACAS, however, you will have to complete an early conciliation form first. This is also available online.

  1. ACAS will help you out

ACAS conciliators are trained and will help you articulate your claim and approach your ex- employer on your behalf and there is also no cost to this service.

  1. Standing up for your beliefs and what is owed to you

If you have been treated badly or are owed money, sometimes the right thing to do is also the harder thing to do. Don’t feel like you are making a fuss you are showing that principles and fair treatment are worth fighting for along with any compensation or owed monies.

  1. It doesn’t need to cost you a fortune

These days, you don’t need an expensive lawyer to fight your case. Employment tribunals are much less formal than courts, and judges will be sympathetic and listen, all you need to do is show where you have suffered wrong doing. HR Solver can help you with articulating the points and pulling the evidence together.

Cons

  1. The time limits are very strict

Normally you have only up to 3 months to make a claim

  1. It can take months… sometimes years

From lodging an ET1 claim submission to going to an employment tribunal will take months, sometimes over a year. If you are looking for closure in your life pursing an employment tribunal may not be for you.

  1. It’s often not easy to find evidence to support your case

Consider the evidence available to you and how many witnesses may be willing to support you on the stand. If you think this is limited and nobody would be willing to give testimony then this will weaken your case.

  1. Don’t do it for the money

Monetary awards at tribunal can often be quite underwhelming unless you have years of service, have been discriminated against and unfairly dismissed.

If you have questions on whether you have a potential employment tribunal case for unfair dismissal or constructive dismissal download the HR Solver app today and chat with our HR and employment law experts who can help you.

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