An industrial tribunal is not entitled to exclude members of the public (including the press) from the hearing of a sexual harassment case when the evidence to be given is of a sensitive or salacious nature, the Divisional Court has ruled in R v Southampton Industrial Tribunal ex parte INS News Group.
In R v Southampton Industrial Tribunal ex parte INS News Group Ltd and another, the High Court holds that an industrial tribunal did not have the power to order that it should sit in private to hear evidence of a sensitive or salacious nature in a case involving allegations of indecent assault.
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