The following is a selection of answers to questions frequently asked by people who have lodged claims with the Tribunals.
Q: How soon should I lodge my claim?
There are different time limits for different types of claims. Details of these are available from appropriate guides and booklets published by the Department for Employment and Learning, www.delni.gov.uk/er
. Alternatively, you may wish to contact The Labour Relations Agency for further employment relations information. contact address www.lra.org.uk Q: Do I need a representative when appearing before the Tribunal?
: Persons appearing before the Tribunal are not required to be represented legally or otherwise. You may choose to represent yourself. However, while the tribunal will ensure that parties are treated equitably, you should realise that the other party to proceedings may have representation.Q: How soon can I expect my case to be listed for hearing?
For the current waiting time for cases to be listed please contact the Office of the Tribunals. Q: Will I need to bring documentation to the hearing?
Each party should bring to the hearing all documents on which he or she intends to rely. These documents will vary according to the type of claim. Such documents may include: the contract of employment or documents relating to the terms of employment; details of pay or other benefits in the previous and any new job; documents relating to social security benefits, payslips, conditions of employment, income tax statements e.g. P45 or P60.
If you have any question which is not answered here, please contact the Office of the Tribunal office at the following address Killymeal House, 2 Cromac Quay, Ormeau Road, BELFAST, BT7 2JD.