Having received a claim (ET1) the Employment Tribunal will send the employer notice of the claim. The employer must submit its defence (on form ET3) to the Tribunal within 28 days of the date on which the ET1 was sent to it.
Once the Tribunal has accepted the ET3, it will send a copy to the Claimant and to ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service).
The Tribunal will then direct what procedural steps have to be taken by each party, with timelines for each. This timetable will either be issued automatically by the Tribunal, or following a hearing (called a “case management discussion”) at the Tribunal offices, where the parties are required to attend.
The timetable is likely to provide for:
Disclaimer: This information is provided for general guidance only and is not intended to constitute legal advice. You must consult our employment solicitors if you require advice on your situation or circumstances.
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