Listed below is a majorly simplified list of the stages involved in suing your employer. It’s limited to 10 stages although there are many in-between steps that are left out of this list to keep things simple. What’s really important in the process is the timings of each stage. There are very strict rules and time limits on when certain steps must be taken. If the specific deadlines are missed, unless you can argue some exception, that may well be the end of your case.
The list assumes takes you up to the point of either settling or issuing a claim in the Employment Tribunal. Settlement negotiations are an art in themselves. If you can avoid going to Employment Tribunal by settling out of court then that can be a good option, depending on what stage are you at. If you are suing your employer yourself with the help of Employment Law Friend, then you have far greater flexibility around negotiating a settlement as you won’t have £1,000’s of legal fees to cover. Anyway, here’s the 10 stages of taking your employer to employment tribunal.