Can an employer insist that an employment tribunal hearing remains confidential?

Proceedings are generally conducted in public and may be reported in the press, unless there is a restricted reporting order in a case involving allegations of sexual misconduct, or in a disability discrimination case in which evidence of a personal nature is likely to be heard. The hearing may be conducted in private only where the tribunal considers that the disclosure of evidence or representations would contravene a statutory prohibition, where information has been communicated or obtained in confidence, or where disclosure would cause substantial injury to an undertaking owned by the individual, or an undertaking in which he or she works. The Acas voluntary arbitration scheme for claims of unfair dismissal is, however, confidential.