This Appeal makes for some interesting reading particularly if you are considering bringing a case to Tribunal. It emphasises the need for the Claimant to raise all or any grievances promptly before issuing a claim in relation to their case rather than halfway through the hearing process. The law is nothing new but perhaps a reminder of the employee’s obligations. A grievance must be raised promptly, cover all the issues and be issued before the Claim form is.
As the Employment Appeal Tribunal outlined, the ET1 is where the opportunity should be taken to refer, in as much detail, to any actual allegations you wish to bring to the Tribunal. Simply ticking the box which best describes your situation, which in this case was ‘discrimination’ is not enough as the employer needs more detail in order to respond. If you have not raised a grievance first then allegations of discrmination should not be accepted.