The Labour Relations Agency Arbitration Scheme Explained

You can use the Labour Relations Agency Arbitration Scheme to resolve an employment–related dispute (a “claim”) instead of going to a tribunal.

An arbitrator’s decision is binding as a matter of law and has the same effect as a tribunal.

The Scheme is entirely voluntary. Its use must be agreed by all parties to a claim.

This booklet explains the benefits of using the Scheme and how to use it. 

More detailed guidance is contained within the Guide to the Scheme.

Last updated: 20 March 2019