What Remedies are Available to a Claimant Pursuing a Tribunal Claim of Unfair Dismissal?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 7 August 2023
Chris Fullerton
Arthur Cox NI
Issues covered: Dismissals, Policies and Procedures

When a claimant is completing their ET1 form, they are required to set out the remedy that is being sought in the event that the claimant is successful before the tribunal. There are three remedies available to the claimant under Article 146 Employment Rights (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 which are as follows:

  1. Reinstatement: through this remedy, an employee is reinstated and thereafter treated in all aspects as if they had not been dismissed. The employee will retain their continuity of service, pay, pension, seniority and any arrears of pay may be granted.
  2. Re-engagement: if this remedy is granted, the employee is re-engaged into a different job from what was formerly held, provided that

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Chris Fullerton
Arthur Cox NI

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