Revised employment tribunal rules come into force

Implementation date: 29 July 2013

The Employment Tribunal Rules of Procedure are revised to simplify and streamline the process for dealing with employment tribunal claims. Changes to the rules include combining pre-hearing reviews and case management discussions into a preliminary hearing, new strike out powers and a standalone rule to encourage alternative dispute resolution. The Employment Tribunals (Constitution and Rules of Procedure) Regulations 2013 (SI 2013/1237), which set out the new rules, can be viewed on the UK legislation website.