When facing issues or disputes with your employer, it’s crucial to understand the strict timeframes for making a claim against them. In most employment cases, adhering to specific time limits is paramount to the success of your claim. Individuals must start their claim three months minus one day from either the date of dismissal or the date of the incident leading to the dispute.
Additionally, it’s essential to comply with pre-claim conciliation procedures before moving forward with a claim. This often involves attempts to resolve the matter through mediation or discussions facilitated by an independent conciliator, such as ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service). Failure to engage in these pre-claim steps can impact the ability to proceed with legal action later on.
You must act swiftly to have a valid claim. A delay in seeking legal advice or starting your claim process could jeopardise your ability to pursue a case.