When an employee feels they have been treated unfairly by their employer, they can take their case to an employment tribunal in the UK. The first step in the process is filing an ET1 form, which provides details of their dispute and the remedy they are seeking. As the starting point of a major legal case, it is vital that an ET1 is completed correctly. This is why we recommend building your case on a professionally-designed ET1 template.
The ET1 asks for a wide range of personal details and the grounds on which you are bringing the claim. It also prompts you to outline the efforts you have made to try and resolve your issue through conciliation, as a requirement of the ET process. Depending on the type of claim, it may also be necessary to fill in further sections such as a schedule of loss or a summary of the legal tests/definitions you will rely upon in support of your argument.
One of the most important parts of the ET1 is question 8, which asks you to describe your Claim in a short statement. This is where you will need to explain your legal basis for arguing that your employer has committed the offence you are alleging. We recommend you refer to our pages on the various types of claim before drafting this section, as the tribunal judge and other side will want as much clarity as possible as to what exactly you are arguing. ET1 Templates