6. If you lose your case

If you lose your case, you may be able to:

  • ask the tribunal to look at the case again
  • appeal to the Employment Appeal Tribunal

Ask the tribunal to review the decision or judgment

You need to write to the tribunal office within 14 days of getting the decision, saying why you want it to be reviewed.

You also need to give good reasons for asking for a review, eg:

  • the tribunal made a mistake in the way it reached its decision
  • you weren’t told about the hearing, or weren’t at the hearing
  • new evidence has turned up since the hearing

Send your letter to the tribunal office.

Appeal to the Employment Appeal Tribunal

You can also appeal to the Employment Appeal Tribunal if you think the employment tribunal made a legal mistake.

Seek legal advice if you’re unsure about this.

Ask the employment tribunal to send you the reasons for the decision, if you don’t already have them.

To appeal, fill in the the notice of appeal form. Send it, with supporting documents, to the appeal tribunal office by email, fax or post.

You’ll have to pay a fee of £400 to appeal to the Employment Appeal Tribunal.

You’ll pay an extra £1,200 if a judge orders that your appeal goes to a full hearing.

Deadline for appealing

You must appeal within 42 days of the date:

  • the decision was sent to you
  • the reasons were sent to you (if you asked for these within 14 days)

Your appeal must arrive by 4pm on the final day.

Where to send your appeal

For cases in England and Wales

Employment Appeal Tribunal
londoneat@hmcts.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 7273 1041
Fax: 020 7273 1045
Find out about call charges

Employment Appeal Tribunal
Second Floor
Fleetbank House
2-6 Salisbury Square
London
EC4Y 8JX

For cases in Scotland

Employment Appeal Tribunal
edinburgheat@hmcts.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone: 0131 225 3963
Fax: 0131 220 6694
Find out about call charges

Employment Appeal Tribunal
52 Melville Street
Edinburgh
EH3 7HF

Find out more about appealing to the Employment Appeal Tribunal.

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