Consultation on employment tribunal rules

Close date: 23 November 2012

The Government consults on proposals to revise employment tribunal rules, incorporating the recommendations made by Mr Justice Underhill, whose review into tribunal procedure was published on 11 July 2012. It aims to simplify procedural rules and make them easier to understand. Proposals include improving case management, for example through new rules on the procedure for preliminary hearings and withdrawing claims; new presidential guidance to help parties understand what to expect during hearings and ensure that cases are managed consistently; and a rule requiring tribunals to encourage alternative dispute resolution.
Consultation document: Employment tribunal rules: review by Mr Justice Underhill (PDF format, 371K) (on the UK Government website)
Government response: Government response to Mr Justice Underhill's review of employment tribunal rules of procedure (PDF format, 504K) (on the UK Government website)