Make a claim to an employment tribunal
5. If you win your case
If you win your case, the tribunal can order the losing party to do certain things depending on the type of case. Examples include:
- paying you compensation
- paying you any tribunal fees and witness expenses you’ve paid
- improving your working conditions
- giving you your job back, if appropriate
If you get compensation, the amount can depend on:
- the type of case - there are limits on certain cases
- how much money you’ve lost because of the respondent’s actions
- your age, length of service and salary
If the respondent doesn’t pay
If you don’t get your payment, contact them to find out why.
If they still don’t pay you can ask to have them fined. You can also ask a court to force them to pay.
You can’t do either of these things if the respondent has appealed, or is about to. They have 42 days to appeal.
Getting the respondent fined
The respondent will get a warning notice giving them 28 days to pay you. If they don’t they’ll have to pay a fine.
You can still get a court to force them to pay.
Forcing them to pay if you’re in England or Wales
You can use the Fast Track scheme to send a High Court Enforcement Officer - similar to a bailiff - to demand payment from the respondent.
It costs £66, which you get back from the respondent when they pay.
You can also ask the local county court to send an enforcement officer to get the money from the respondent. This costs £44.
Forcing them to pay if you’re in Scotland
Write to the office that heard your case and ask for an ‘extract of the judgment’. A sheriff officer can use this to force the respondent to pay.
If the respondent is ‘insolvent’ (for example, they’re in administration, liquidation or receivership) you can make a claim for money they owe you, including redundancy payments.