Any decision of the Employment Tribunal can be appealed on a point of Law only and is made to the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) EAT Website.
You cannot necessarily appeal against a Tribunal decision just because you don’t like it.
Full written reasons should be requested from the original Employment Tribunal within 14 days of the date om which the decision to be appealed against was made.
An appeal must be made within 42 days of the Employment Tribunal sending out their written decision.The usual rule is that your notice of appeal and supporting documentation must be received complete by the EAT no later than 16:00 (4pm) on the 42nd day after the date on which the ET sent you the judgment, decision, direction or order. The 42nd day will be the same day of the week, six weeks later.
It is possible to receive funding from the Community Legal Service (previously known as Legal Aid). In the Employment Appeal Tribunal it is unlikely, although possible, that if a person loses he/she will have to pay the other side’s costs. If a person is considering an appeal, expert legal advice should be sort.
In the alternative, a person may seek a review of the decision from the Employment Tribunal. This will be made by the Tribunal who made the original decision. Such an application for a review must be made within 14 days of receiving the full reasons from the Tribunal which can be requested after the decision has been given verbally or in summary form.
The Notice of Appeal and Guidance notes can be found here
Appeals are legally complex. You should seek the assistance of a Specialist No Win No Fee Employment Law Solicitor to advise you. Call 0800 612 9509 or fill in one of our online Contact Forms.
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