Former employer not paying... better to go to ACAS or small claims?

I've read that either can help out in such cases, but I worry that ACAS dont have any real power, so maybe best going straight to small claims court?

Also if I did go to ACAS and it went to an employment tribunal, would I need to pay for a solicitor?

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  • penners324
    penners324 Posts: 2,584
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    Depends on the reason for not paying?

    Because they don't want to, then acas. If they can't, then court (MCOL)
  • Marcon
    Marcon Posts: 9,953
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    edited 25 January at 8:16PM
    Depends on the reason for not paying?

    Because they don't want to, then acas. If they can't, then court (MCOL)
    If they can't (because they have no funds/are going bust), then no point going to court.

    Depending on how recently you left, then an employment tribunal is your best bet. It's free and you won't need a solicitor IF the claim is a straightforward one (eg non-payment of contractually agreed wages). If you do need a solicitor, then yes, you'll have to pay for one.
    Googling on your question might have been both quicker and easier, if you're only after simple facts rather than opinions!  
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