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Hi, I'm Steve23! Does anyone have any advice about appealing through the Employment Appeal Tribunal?

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Steve23
Steve23 Community member Posts: 16 Connected
edited March 2023 in Work and employment
I’m pleased to have found this forum, it seems like a great space and community for mutual support and help.
I’ve been through an employment tribunal, where my case was dismissed. Because I applied to the tribunal too late. My case is about disability discrimination and bullying in my former job at [Removed by moderator – defamatory content, please see community house rules.], by my store manager.
I am in the process of appealing the tribunal decision, through the Employment Appeal Tribunal, which I didn’t know existed until very recently.
The tribunal process has been very stressful, and really impacted on my mental health. I’ve had great support from family and friends, which has helped. 
Does anyone have any advice about appealing through the Employment Appeal Tribunal? And what I should be bearing in mind?
[Removed by moderator – defamatory content, please see community house rules.] won’t take any responsibility for the store manager’s actions, or deal with the bullying and discrimination properly or appropriately.
It’s very frustrating! 
Any advice gratefully received.
Thanks, Steve

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  • Cher_Alumni
    Cher_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,740 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @Steve23 and a warm welcome to our community, I'm glad you found us even if it is in these unfortunate circumstances. 

    It sounds like you have been through a challenging time with your ex employer. To advise, I've edited out the name of your former workplace to ensure defamation in this instance is avoided, however this is not intended to invalidate or dismiss your claims. We fully empathise with your situation.

    Taken from the Citizen's Advice Bureau webpage about 'challenging an employment tribunal decision':
    Appealing against the decision
    You can only appeal to the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) if you think the employment tribunal made a legal mistake. This is called ‘appealing on a point of law’. You can't appeal just to challenge a decision you're not happy with. This means it's quite rare for cases to be appealed. 
    If you want to appeal, you must have the full written reasons for the tribunal's judgment. 
    You must appeal within 42 days of the date the written reasons for the judgment were sent out. You can find out how to appeal on the EAT website
    If you asked for written reasons late, you should start your appeal within 42 days of the date the tribunal sent you the judgment. If you haven’t got the written reasons yet, explain why in your appeal. 
    If you asked for a reconsideration but the tribunal hasn’t yet made a decision, you should also appeal before the deadline for making an appeal. This is just in case the tribunal rejects your request for a reconsideration. If you need help with an appeal, you can find details of organisations that might be able to help you find a solicitor.
    Do you have a professional supporting you with your appeal tribunal?

    I'm sure our other members more well versed in this area will offer their experiences and thoughts, however please note I've moved your thread to our Work and employment category and amended the title to reflect your question.

    We wish you the very best. Please come back any time you feel we may be able to help.
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  • Steve23
    Steve23 Community member Posts: 16 Connected
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    Thank you for your help and support, and advice.
    It’s very nice to feel welcomed to such a positive and empathetic community.
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,983 Disability Gamechanger
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    A warm welcome from me @Steve23. Please don't hesitate to let us know if there's anything else we can do to support you  :)
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  • Steve23
    Steve23 Community member Posts: 16 Connected
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    Thank you.
    Please do you know of anywhere that I could get help with employment tribunal costs? e.g the cost of doctors letters, as medical evidence in a tribunal? 
    Steve 
  • Cher_Alumni
    Cher_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,740 Disability Gamechanger
    edited March 2023
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    Hi @steve23965

    This Citizen's Advice Bureau webpage discusses costs in relation to Employment tribunals, so do give that a read when you have time.

    Wishing you all the best with your case.
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  • Steve23
    Steve23 Community member Posts: 16 Connected
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    Thank you very much Cher, that’s really helpful 
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