Industrial Tribunals are independent judicial bodies in Northern Ireland that hear and determine claims to do with employment matters. These include a range of claims relating to unfair dismissal, breach of contract, wages and other payments as well as discrimination on the grounds of sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, age, part time working and equal pay. Discrimination claims relating to religion and political opinion are dealt with by the Fair Employment Tribunal.
Industrial Tribunals are less formal than a court, for example no one wears a wig or gown. However, like a court, almost all hearings are open to the public and evidence will be given under oath or affirmation.
Tribunals are comprised of an employment judge and two panel members, one from an employer focussed background and the other from an employee focused background such as a trade union.
At Francis Hanna & Co Solicitors, we can provide advice and representation if you are making a claim to the Tribunal or responding to one.
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