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COVID19: Employment Tribunal Presidents issue guidance

News 18th March 2020

The Presidents of Employment Tribunals for England and Wales and Scotland have issued joint Presidential Guidance in connection with the conduct of employment tribunal proceedings during the unprecedented circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In Summary:

  • From Monday 23 March 2020 all in-person hearings  (where the parties are expected to be in attendance at a tribunal hearing centre) will be converted to a case management hearing by telephone or other electronic means which will take place (unless parties are advised otherwise) on the first day allocated for the hearing
  • Hearings set down for more than one day, should proceed on the basis that the remainder of the days fixed have been cancelled
  • This applies to any hearing that is already in progress on Monday 23 March 2020 and, if not already addressed before then
  • Parties may assume that the hearing on that day is converted to a case management hearing of the kind referred to above

For full details as published by the Employment Lawyers Association please click here.

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