Response to consultation on employment tribunal rules issued

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The Government has published its response to a review of employment tribunal rules.

Two key things to note include the fact that, under the new rules, where a tribunal claimant withdraws their claim, this could result in it being formally dismissed, without the employer having to formally request that the tribunal dismisses the claim. In addition, interest will start to accrue on a tribunal award from the date of the judgment. However, interest will not be payable if the award is made within 14 days.

There are a number of other proposed changes under the new rules, relating to, among other things, an initial sift stage for all tribunal claims and time limits on how long a party can take to present its evidence.

For more information on these, see XpertHR’s full coverage of the Government’s response.

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