What is Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT)?
Founded in 1975, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has jurisdiction over England, Scotland and Wales. EAT is a superior court of record. It hears the problems related to employment from England, Scotland and Wales.
Who can appeal to the EAT?
Any person can appeal to the Employment Appeal Tribunal at any given time when such a person feels that a legal mistake was made in an employment tribunal case.
For what can I appeal to the Employment Appeal Tribunal?
A person can appeal to the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) whenever the person feels that a legal mistake has been made of any nature. Here are some examples to help you out:
- The application of the law and regulations for the case was wrong.
- The wrong law was being addressed to dissolve the dispute or the case.
- There was an unjust, biased decision made in favour of the other party.
- The proper procedures and proper regulations were not followed during the case.
- There was no evidence to support the decision of the court.
Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) is an independent body, which will listen to all the complaints and problems faced by the concerned parties and will offer a true and fair decision.
Do I need to do something before I appeal to the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT)?
Although there is no such rule to do something before you make your appeal to the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT), it is advised to write to the tribunal and get the reasons for the decision of the case. However, this is not mandatory. Even if you do not have the reasons for the decision, you can still make an appeal to the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT).
How to appeal to the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT)?
To make an appeal to the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT), you need to fill out the notice of appeal form. You need to add all the details as asked by the form and submit it to the required authority. Furthermore, there is no fee to be paid for such submission of the notice to the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT).
What to do if you are unsure about your appeal?
There are many cases and judgments that are confusing. In case of any confusion, you can take the help of any legal counsel of your choice. Take your matter and case to the counsel and ask for advice. This will help you understand the intricacies of the case and the judgment. And if after such counsel, you are of the opinion that the decision taken was unjust or not correct due to some reason, you can make your appeal to the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT).
Other than this, you can get free advice at the following:
Or you could contact:
|EAT public enquiry line|
|Telephone:||020 7273 1041 (England and Wales)|
|Telephone:||0131 225 3963 (Scotland)|
Additionally, it is advised that a person who wishes to make an appeal to the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT), should first go through the practice direction and appeal guidance.
Is there a deadline to make an appeal to the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT)?
Yes, there is a deadline to make an appeal to the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT). The appeal should be made within 42 days on either of the following situations:
- The day the decision was sent to you or
- The day when you received the reasons for the case (this applies only when the reasons for the case and its decisions were not given during the session of court for the said case or the person had asked for the reasons for the said case within 14 days from the decision being sent to the person).
It must be remembered that to make an appeal to the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT), the appeal must arrive at the office by 4PM on the final day. Any delay in receiving or making such as appeal will not be considered and will not be accepted.
There are some cases where the law grants some extensions to the appeals made. However, such extensions are extremely rare and are provided only when the applicant has a good supporting reason for the delay and for requesting an extension.
Where should you send your appeals?
To send an appeal to the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT), you must send it to the following addresses:
For England and Wales:
|Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT)|
|Telephone:||020 7273 1041|
|Fax:||01264 785 028|
|Address:||Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) Second Floor Fleetbank House 2-6 Salisbury Square London EC4Y 8AE|
|Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT)|
|Telephone:||0131 225 3963|
|Fax:||01264 785 030|
|Address:||Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) George House 126 George Street Edinburgh EH2 4HH|
What happens after the appeal?
Once you send the appeal to the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT), the EAT will decide what to do with the case. EAT may decide to let the case go or may decide to take the case further depending on the facts of the case.
If EAT decides the case may and can go on, you will be asked to attend a hearing where you will present your case and queries for the case. However, if EAT will decide that your case cannot go on anymore, you will receive a letter from EAT which will explain why your case cannot go any further and if there is a chance for you to make any further claims.
What happens at the hearing?
During the hearing, you will be asked to present your case. Your case may be presented by you or your lawyer or your friend. In the same hearing, your opponent will also present their case. Along with this, you may even be asked some questions about your case during the hearing.
What happens once the hearing is over?
Once both parties have presented their cases, the EAT will decide which party wins.
What happens if I lose?
If EAT decides that your opponent's case is better and rules in their favour, you can appeal to a higher court for relief.
However, to make a further appeal, you will have to ask for the permission to appeal first. This may be asked from the EAT itself or directly from the higher court. The permission should be asked within 7 days from hearing of the decision or within 42 days if the decision was given in Scotland.
You must provide valid grounds for your problems with the decision of the EAT.
How to request permission from higher court?
If you want to ask a higher court for permission, then you must do so within 21 days of the final decision provided by EAT. Such a request should be made to the Court of Appeal and to Court of Session in case the decision was given in Scotland.
How to appeal to the higher court?
Once you have been granted permission, you can appeal to the respective higher courts as per your jurisdiction.