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When an ET1 claim is presented to the employment tribunal, there are various reasons why it might be rejected. Even if it is rejected initially, it might be accepted following reconsideration after an application by the claimant. See Practice Notes: Submission of a claim to the employment tribunal—Rejecting the claim: failure to use prescribed form or to supply minimum information and Responding to a claim in the employment tribunal—Applying for reconsideration of rejection of response for further information.
Only if the claim is accepted will the tribunal send a copy of it to the respondent(s), seeking an ET3 response.
Once the ET3 response has been presented to the tribunal, it too might be rejected for various reasons. As with the claim form, even if it is rejected initially, it might be accepted following reconsideration after an application by the respondent. See Practice Notes: Responding to a claim in the employment tribunal—Rejecting the response and Responding to a claim in the employment
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