Interim relief is a special remedy in the Employment Tribunal that applies to only a few claims of unfair dismissal.
The claims where it applies are dismissals of an employee:
7 day time limit
If a claim for interim relief can be made it must be presented to the tribunal before the end of a period of 7 days immediately following the date of dismissal.
Employment Tribunal orders
If an appplication is made the Employment Tribunal it must assess whether it is likely to find that the reason for the dismissal is one of the applicable claims.
If so it must then ask the employer whether it is willing to reinstate the employee or re-engage them on terms which are as favourable as before the dismissal pending the further hearing or settlement of the case.
If the employer agrees to reinstate the employee the tribunal will make an order to that effect.
If the employer agrees to re-engage the employee and the employee agrees then the tribunal will make an order to that effect. If the employee refuses the offer the tribunal will decide if the refusal is reasonable:
If the employer does not attend the tribunal or agree to reinstate or re-engage the tribunal will make an order that the employees contract continues.