Is the decision of an employment tribunal final?

Both claimant and respondent have recourse to other, higher courts if they disagree with the findings of the employment tribunal on a point of law. The sequence would be that the case would go first to an employment tribunal, then on appeal to an Employment Appeal Tribunal, then to the Court of Appeal (the Court of Session in Scotland) and then to the Supreme Court (which replaced the House of Lords as the final UK appeal court on 31 July 2009).

Until 31 December 2020, at the end of the transition period in place following the UK's exit from the EU on 31 January 2020, if a domestic court considers that clarification of an issue of European law is necessary it will refer it to the European Court of Justice.