Lord Chancellor backs tribunal reforms

reforms in the way employers and workers resolve disputes have been backed by the
Lord Chancellor, Lord Irvine.

proposals – to modernise the tribunal process and make it more co-ordinated and
efficient – were recommended by an independent taskforce in July, and have also
gained the support of employment relations minister Alan Johnson.

and the employment tribunal system will now look at how the recommendations can
be integrated into the corporate planning process.

recommendations aim to improve the service by making the system’s procedures
faster and clearer providing more support on prevention and alternatives to
resolve the dispute helping users to understand the best way of using the


By Ross Wigham

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