ET rules (rules applying up to Friday 26 July 2013) [Archived]
ET rules (rules applying up to Friday 26 July 2013) [Archived]

The following Employment practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • ET rules (rules applying up to Friday 26 July 2013) [Archived]
  • 1 Starting a claim
  • 2 What the tribunal does after receiving the claim
  • 3 When the claim will not be accepted by the Secretary
  • 4 Responding to the claim
  • 5 What the tribunal does after receiving the response
  • 6 When the response will not be accepted by the Secretary
  • 7 Counterclaims
  • 8 Default judgments
  • 9 Taking no further part in the proceedings
  • More...

ET rules (rules applying up to Friday 26 July 2013) [Archived]

NOTE THAT THESE RULES ARE NO LONGER IN FORCE, SEE INSTEAD: the ET rules (rules applying from Monday 29 July 2013)

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EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNALS (CONSTITUTION AND RULES OF PROCEDURE) REGULATIONS 2004

SI 2004/1861

SCHEDULE 1

THE EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNALS RULES OF PROCEDURE

How to bring a claim

1 Starting a claim

(1) A claim shall be brought before an employment tribunal by the claimant presenting to an Employment Tribunal Office the details of the claim in writing. Those details must include all the relevant required information (subject to rule 53 (Employment Agencies Act 1973)).

(2) The claim may only be presented to an Employment Tribunal Office in England and Wales if it relates to English and Welsh proceedings (defined in regulation 19(1)). The claim may only be presented to an Employment Tribunal Office in Scotland if it relates to Scottish proceedings (defined in regulation 19(2)).

(3) Unless it is a claim in proceedings described in regulation 14(3), a claim which is presented on or after [1 October 2005] must be presented on a claim form which has been prescribed by the Secretary of State in accordance with regulation 14.

(4) Subject to rule 53, the required information in relation to the claim is—

(a) each claimant's name;

(b) each claimant's address;

(c) the name of each person against whom the claim is made ('the respondent');

(d) each respondent's address;

(e) details

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