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Stress at Work: Court or Employment Tribunal? - Anna Macey, Kings Chambers

07/12/17. When advising clients on PI claims arising within the workplace, few barristers or solicitors consider whether a claim for compensation for an injury and the losses consequent on it would be better made through an employment tribunal (“ET”).

Often that will be with good reason: many workplace injuries and illnesses cannot be brought in an ET, and because the ordinary limitation period is three months, claims will frequently already be out of time for the ET by the time lawyers get to see them.

But in some cases, and particularly in stress at work claims which overlap with a disability discrimination claim, the ET can provide a claimant with a quicker and cheaper means of accessing justice and compensation.

Not all workplace injuries and accidents can be brought before the ET. Generally, a claim for...

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