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I have a case that a lawyer told me I cannot claim my money

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I have a case that a lawyer told me I cannot claim my money in a tribunal because the underpayments happened more than 3 months ago, and that I should go to County Court. However, I have already made a claim on a tribunal as this is what the ACAS advised me to do. If I stop the tribunal process can I go to the County Court or will I lose my right to claim my money through court?

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You can still cancel the claim in tribunal and proceed through the county court if needed. What you cannot usually do is to make a claim in one venue, lose, then try to make the same claim again in another venue. In this case you have not ‘lost’ as you could not have made the claim in the first place as it is out of time.

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