Employment tribunals: Details of Claims templates & examples

The examples presented below are claims details drawn from actual employment tribunals claim forms (suitably anonymised of course).

When you want to issue a claim in the employment tribunal, you need to fill out what’s called an ‘ET1’ claim form. The form has a section asking for ‘claims details’ (also known as ‘particulars of claim’)

You could just use the space provided in the form itself to add these details, but as this is such an important part of the claim, we think it merits a separate document.

Such a document should be written in Word or PDF format and attached to the ET1 claim form.  In the form itself, you would just say something like ‘see the attached document’.

The ET1 form can be a bit daunting to complete online if you’re not used to it, and you can print out and submit a paper version by post if you prefer.  However, the online version will usually be processed more quickly.

We have prepared a short guide on how to complete the whole online form, which you can see by clicking here.

Employment tribunal claims: template examples

The templates listed below are beautifully crafted examples of the types of detail you should be including in your claim. This should allow you to chop and change and take inspiration and confidence to put together your own claim document.

ET1 claim form: Unfair redundancy and equal pay

As a way of getting rid of her, this employee was selected for redundancy. She therefore made an equal pay claim as upon dismissal she found that she was being paid less than her male counterparts.

ET1 claim form: Sales commission structure changed after developing depression

This template was used for our client, a sales man, whom was taken off work for a few weeks with depression. To his horror, on return the company had restructured his commission, which had a detrimental effect on his take home pay. In bringing this issue to their attention, any deliberate act was denied and therefore he brought a claim for disability discrimination (for damages to injury to feelings) and unlawful deduction of wages/breach of contract (for the commission lost). For good measure, as he felt that he had no choice but to resign, he also claimed for constructive dismissal and a written statement of employment particulars (not issuing him a contract of employment)

ET1 claim form: Withholding commissions

Our client, an employee at an events manager company, had her employer withhold her commission after she decided to voluntarily leave. With this form, we eventually got this withheld commission back.

ET1 claim form: Race discrimination, breach of contract & withholding commissions

Our client was ostensibly fired from a big recruitment company for having an affair with a client. However, our client claims that it was because he was of Arabic descent and so that his boss could take credit for all his commission.

ET1 claim form: Details of whistleblowing claim

With less than one year’s service, our client was dismissed due to performance, when in fact he blew the whistle on bad practice in a private hospital. He brought a claim for unfair dismissal

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