How should a witness statement for use in employment tribunal proceedings be formatted?
What is the procedure for appealing against the decision of an employment tribunal?
Will a witness who gives evidence at a tribunal hearing be reimbursed for expenses incurred in attending the hearing?
Is the decision of an employment tribunal final?
In what circumstances can an employment tribunal order one of the parties to pay the legal costs of the other party?
What is the maximum amount of costs that a tribunal may order an employer to pay if it loses the case?
What is the time limit for appealing against the decision of an employment tribunal?
Tribunal decisions come in two forms: either as a short summary of the verbal decision without the written reasons, or with the full written reasons. If the written reasons are not given with the decision, either party can request them within 14 days of the decision. A valid appeal to the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) cannot be made without either the written reasons or an explanation for the absence of the written reasons.
The notice of appeal must be in accordance with the prescribed form (EAT form 1). This can be downloaded from the Employment Appeal Tribunal website. The form must clearly set out the grounds of appeal, identifying either the error of law in the decision or why the decision was perverse. The EAT form 1 must be sent to the EAT to arrive within the 42-day time limit. It must be sent with the decision and written reasons, the claim form (ET1) and response form (ET3). Appeals may be posted, faxed or emailed but there is a strict deadline of 4pm for faxing or emailing on the final day of the time limit.
On what grounds can the decision of an employment tribunal be appealed?
Which statutory rights require a period of qualifying service?
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