What is a claim for interim relief?

This is a special kind of relief you can apply for from the tribunal when you believe you have been dismissed for one of a list of specific reasons, including:

If you think you are eligible for interim relief, both you and your union, if you are a member, must act very quickly indeed. A claim for interim relief must be brought within seven days of dismissal. Acas early conciliation does not apply to this kind of claim.

Where your claim is trade union-related, your application will need to be supported by a certificate from your union.

If the tribunal grants an interim relief order, this can have significant benefits for any tribunal claim, In particular, it means that the employer must continue paying your wages until the tribunal hearing or any settlement.

Note: This content is provided as general background information and should not be taken as legal advice or financial advice for your particular situation. Make sure to get individual advice on your case from your union, a source on our free help page or an independent financial advisor before taking any action.

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