Employment Tribunal

Employment Tribunal Solicitors

At Barrett and Co Solicitors in Reading, we specialise in Employment Tribunal cases. Employment tribunals are legal bodies that handle disputes between employees and employers concerning employment rights. The decisions made by employment tribunals carry legal weight and are binding.

25+ Years

Experience In Employment Law

What Is An Employment Tribunal?

An employment tribunal is a legal forum where disputes related to employment rights and issues between employees and employers are resolved. These tribunals are independent judicial bodies and play a crucial role in upholding and enforcing employment laws. Employment Tribunals are responsible for hearing cases on a wide range of employment matters, including unfair dismissal, discrimination, wage disputes, and breach of employment contracts.

Key Points About Employment Tribunals

If you’re new to the concept of employment tribunals, there are a few key points that you should be aware of. Here’s some additional information that will help you better understand employment tribunals and what to expect:


In most cases, each party bears their own legal costs, regardless of the outcome. However, there are exceptions, and sometimes the losing party may be required to cover the other party’s costs.

Time Limits

There are specific time limits for filing claims with an employment tribunal, usually within three months, less than one day from the date of employment issue or termination. 



Employment tribunals are impartial and do not take sides. They provide a fair and neutral platform for both employees and employers to present their cases.

No Legal Representation Required

While legal representation is allowed, it is not mandatory for individuals to have a lawyer when presenting their case at an employment tribunal. Many people choose to represent themselves but, remember, the decisions made at a tribunal are legally binding.


If an employee’s claim is successful, the tribunal can order remedies such as compensation, reinstatement, or reengagement, depending on the nature of the case and the desired outcome.

Why Choose Barrett and Co?

We are here to support you throughout the entire process. Our team of experts in employment law has extensive experience in helping employees assert their legal rights. We understand the anxieties that employment issues can bring, especially when it feels like your employer holds all the power. We will stand by your side to help you achieve the outcome you desire.

Contact our team to discuss any concerns about an employment tribunal or, if you need representation, we’d be happy to talk to you more about our services. Simply fill out the form on this page or call us directly on 0118 958 9711 to speak with us today.

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