Submitting your claim
Once your claim is submitted (ET1 claim form
), the Respondent is formally advised of the details of your claim and then has 28 days
to submit their defence to your claim (ET3 Response).
Once their defence has been received, a Preliminary Hearing will normally be scheduled.
During Preliminary Hearings (which often take place by telephone) the Judge will ask the parties to clarify the issues and will give further directions in order that the parties can prepare the matter for the Final Hearing.
Schedule of loss
The Tribunal will normally require the Claimant to produce a Schedule of Loss. The parties then exchange all relevant documentation which will then be put into a joint Bundle of Documents referred to by both parties at the Final Hearing.
Exchanging Witness Statements
Finally, before the Final Hearing, the parties will be required to prepare and simultaneously exchange Witness Statements.
The Final Hearing will take place at the stipulated Employment Tribunal and, in essence, the various witnesses will be questioned by the respective legal representatives and by the Judge or Panel, on their evidence, before a final decision is reached.
Further details on the Employment Tribunal process
Tom Street qualified in 2003 and had over 16 years experience in all areas of litigious law. He studied at the University of Manchester. He undertook his legal practice course at the College of Law in Guildford. He then, subsequently underwent his legal training specialising in employment law and litigation, at a firm in Chancery Lane, London.
Fully qualified, he moved to a niche litigation practice in the City of London.
In 2005, Tom set up his own legal practice, Tom Street & Co Solicitors and as part of this, in accordance with his strongly held objective to provide everyone with an easy pathway and readily available access to justice he established the online portals Do I Have A Case? and Tribunal Claim. These websites are trading names of Tom Street & Co Solicitors.