Form ET1: Make a claim to an employment tribunal

Use the ET1 claim form to make a claim to an employment tribunal if you think you've been treated unfairly by your employer, potential employer or trade union.



Find out more about making a claim to an employment tribunal.

Use claim form ET1 if you’re making a claim on your own. To make a claim with other people, use Form ET1A: Make a claim with others to an employment tribunal instead.

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Published 1 August 2017
Last updated 17 June 2021 + show all updates
  1. Question on gender identity removed from the equality and diversity questionnaire at the end of the ET1 form.

  2. ET1 form updated.

  3. Added Welsh form ET1.

  4. Added revised form ET1 that includes a helpline number for Welsh speakers.

  5. Added a revised version of Form ET1 to include GDPR information.

  6. Added to reflect new contact details for the Customer Contact Centre in Scotland.

  7. Added translation

  8. Added translation