Employment Tribunals

Employment tribunals are independent judicial bodies which determine disputes relating mainly to individual employment rights. Their aim is to provide speedy, accessible and relatively informal justice.

BERR has policy responsibility for employment tribunals, including the Rules of Procedure.

Administrative support to employment tribunals is provided by the Tribunals Service, an executive agency of the Ministry of Justice (MoJ). The Tribunals Service provides common administrative support to the main central government tribunals.

More information on employment tribunals, including the process for making a claim and the latest Rules of Procedure can be found on the Tribunals Service (Employment) website.

Information on employment rights for employees is available from Directgov and for employers from Business Link.