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 witness expenses you’ve paid
- taking steps to reduce the effects of discrimination against you
- 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 does not pay
If you do not get your payment, contact them to find out why.
If they still do not pay you can ask to have them fined and named online by the government. You can also ask a court to force them to pay.
You cannot do these things if the respondent has appealed, or is about to. They have 42 days to appeal.
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.
Get the respondent fined and named online by the government
Use the penalty enforcement form. Post it to the address on the form or email it to the Department for Business and Trade.
Department for Business and Trade
The respondent will initially get a warning notice telling them they may be fined, and named online by the government.
If they do not pay the compensation within 28 days of this notice they’ll have to pay a fine and may be named online by the government.
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 £71, which is added to the debt the respondent owes you.
You can also ask the local County Court to get the money from the respondent.
Fill in an application to enforce an award form and send it with a copy of the tribunal’s decision to your local County Court. They will review your application and register a County Court Judgment for debt.
The respondent will get an email or letter that explains the debt they owe and when they must pay it by.
If they do not respond by the deadline, fill in an application for a warrant form and send it to your local County Court. They will send a county court bailiff to get the money from the respondent. This costs £83, which is added to the debt the respondent owes you.
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.