You may only appeal the tribunal's decision on a question of law. An appeal is to the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) which is equivalent to the High Court. Again, it is not an automatic right. An appeal can only usually be made if it can be shown that:
the tribunal misdirected itself in law, or misunderstood or misapplied the law.
there was no evidence to support a particular conclusion or finding of fact material to the outcome of the case.
the decision was perverse in that it was obviously wrong, or was a decision no reasonable tribunal directing itself properly on the law could have reached.
You cannot appeal just because the original decision went against you. You also cannot normally appeal issues of fact that were found in another party’s favour.
We can advise you whether we think you have grounds for appeal. You have 42 days from the date the written record of the tribunal’s decision was sent or, if they have been requested, within 42 days of the date that written reasons for the judgement were sent.
If you are able to appeal the decision, the appeal will be heard by the Employment Appeals Tribunal. This will be by way of a full appeal hearing but it is important to note that this will not be a rehearing of the case, it will be a decision made after hearing arguments on the grounds of appeal.
Further Appeals to the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court may be possible, depending on the judgment of the EAT.