Consultation launched on reform of Employment Tribunals

Responses required by 20 January

The Government has published a consultation on proposed significant changes to Employment Tribunal and EAT management and procedure.

The consultation runs alongside an existing review of courts and tribunals announced by  Lord Chancellor, the Lord Chief Justice and the Senior President of Tribunals in September 2016.

A separate process is required for employent tribunals as any reform will require changes to the Employment Tribunals Act 1996 whereas other tribunals can be reformed by secondary legislation. This means that Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal are likely to be amongst the last major tribunals to be fully reformed.

The consultation paper sets out the aims of reform and seeks views on a range of proposals touching on

* Modernising and digitising claims managment * Greater use of caseworkers * Tailoring the panel to the needs of the case * Wider considerations of a reformed system (including fees) * Implementation

Yoiu can download the consultation documents and find out how to respond on the Gov.uk website here.

Closing date for responses is 20th January

Published: 05/12/2016 16:51

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