2. Make a claim

You can make a claim to the employment tribunal online.


You may have to pay a fee to make a claim. The amount depends on your type of case and your personal circumstances. The most common types are listed in the table.

You may be able to get help paying the fee if you’re getting certain benefits or on a low income.

Type of case Claim fee Hearing fee
Unpaid wages £160 £230
Redundancy pay £160 £230
Breach of contract £160 £230
Unfair dismissal £250 £950
Equal pay £250 £950
Discrimination £250 £950
Whistleblowing £250 £950
Any other case See the fees list See the fees list

How to pay

You can pay by:

  • debit or credit card if you apply online
  • cheque or postal order (made out to ‘HM Courts and Tribunals Service’) if you send your claim by post

Make a claim by post

You can also download and fill in a claim form and send it to the employment tribunal.

Read the full guidance before you make a claim.

Employment Tribunal Central Office (England and Wales)
PO Box 10218

Employment Tribunal Central Office (Scotland)
PO Box 27105
G2 9JR

Talk-through service

Use the employment tribunal talk-through service only if you’re unable to use a computer without help.

Before calling make sure you have:

  • your Acas early conciliation certificate number or a valid reason why you don’t have one
  • details of your claim including the background, dates and people involved
  • credit or debit card details

Employment tribunal talk-through service
Telephone: 0141 354 8574
Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5pm
Find out about call charges

You won’t get advice on the details of your claim with this service. Contact the number for general enquiries instead.

Face-to-face service

Someone from the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) will guide you through the online claim form if you’re unable to use a computer without help.

This service is being offered on a trial basis at the following locations. Book an appointment by phone or email.

Stevenage CAB
Telephone: 0143 8722126
Find out about call charges

Swingate House

Maidstone CAB
Telephone: 01622 752 420
Find out about call charges

2 Bower Terrace
Tonbridge Road
ME16 8RY

Gateshead CAB
Telephone: 01914 408 114
Find out about call charges

The Davidson Building
Swan Street