Employment Tribunal Guidance

If you are looking for cost-effective, expert guidance on employment tribunal procedures, JMW’s pay-as-you-go support packages provide simple and straightforward help on specific parts of the tribunal process. You can choose which steps in the process you want help with.

Paying for the online service on an ad hoc, step-by-step basis means you can significantly reduce your costs compared to paying upfront for a comprehensive employment tribunal service, especially if you only require assistance on certain aspects.

Once you have purchased a service and submitted your details, you will hear back from us within 48 hours. 

As stated, this is an online service only and therefore, you will not have any telephone contact with a solicitor. All correspondence will be dealt with by email only. Please bear this in mind before deciding to use this service.

The full range of online employment tribunal services available are:

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This service helps you to navigate the ACAS early conciliation procedure, which can help you come to a quick settlement with your employer without needing to proceed to a full tribunal. With this service, JMW will review and offer feedback on the offers you submit and receive as part of the process, and help you to review any draft COT3 settlement agreements you receive.

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The service helps you to complete your ET1 claim form, the paperwork used to detail your legal complaint in full and explain how you have been unfairly treated, supported by evidence. With this service, we will provide access to a guide on how to draft a claim that offers expert tips and advice. We will also review the particulars of your ET1 drafts to make sure you have included the right details.

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A schedule of loss sets out how much compensation you are looking to claim back through the tribunal. By purchasing this service, you will receive sample documents to complete and guidance on how to do so. We will then review your schedule of loss as well as your disclosure list, which catalogues the information that you will need to provide as evidence for the tribunal. With this service, we will review both of these lists before you submit them, offering expert feedback on the format and offering recommendations on the most appropriate documents to be included.

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Witness statements are crucial testimonies that will help you demonstrate the evidence supporting your case for unlawful treatment. With this service, we provide you with access to a guide offering expert tips and examples on how to structure a statement of this kind. When you have put your draft statement together, we will review your draft witness statements to ensure they include the most relevant details.

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The service will help you prepare for the main employment tribunal hearing itself, during which you will answer questions about your case, ask questions of the employer, and hopefully receive a positive outcome. By purchasing this service, your submissions to the tribunal and the questions you have prepared for the witnesses brought in by your employer will be reviewed by JMW. We will also provide you with an expert guide on how tribunal hearings are conducted.

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Is This Service Right for Me?

This service is not necessarily the right path for all unfairly or unlawfully treated employees - particularly those involved in more complex cases - and best suits those wishing to take action for unfair dismissal or cases involving owed pay, such as redundancy, holiday or notice pay. It is not suitable for complex discrimination or equal pay claims, for example.

What Happens Next?

If you are considering purchasing one of the services, you should have at least two years of service for the employer you are making a claim against (unless your claim is for owed pay in which case you can purchase any of the services offered above regardless of length of service). 

It is also vital that all the information you provide to us is completely accurate, or you run the risk of your claim not being properly presented.  

Once you have purchased a service and submitted your details, you will hear back from us within 48 hours. 

Employers typically have 28 days to respond to matters raised in an employment tribunal. In some cases, this timeframe may be expanded. Late submissions and failures to respond will mean decisions may be made without the employer at a hearing.

If we take the view that the tribunal does not have the jurisdiction/power to hear your claim, for example, it is too late or you not have the necessary employment service (usually two years), we will advise you of that and give you the option of a refund of the fee for the particular step you have purchased.  

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