22 Oct 2020

Employment Tribunal reforms

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Following reports that the already stretched Employment Tribunals are facing a surge of new cases as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the government has introduced a host of changes intended to boost hearing capacity and give Tribunals more flexibility.

The reforms, most of which came into force on 8 October 2020, aim to provide a speedier resolution to disputes and should help to clear the backlog of cases in the system. This is welcome news for both employees and employers alike, many of whom will have seen hearings cancelled or listed far into the future due to a lack of Tribunal capacity.

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