Government Rules on Tribunals

Government Rules on Tribunals

Will new government rules on tribunals speed them up? For claimants, the last-minute postponement of an employment tribunal can result in cost, stress and worry. Sometimes, tribunals are postponed mere minutes before the case is due to be heard. For a vulnerable person, this can result in unnecessary distress, and sometimes, postponement is certainly used as a tactical weapon against them. Government Rules on Tribunals - There are obviously many legitimate reasons for postponement of a tribunal, and many of them genuinely crop up at the last minute. Disabled people, carers and vulnerable adults may encounter unforeseen circumstances, and sometimes, tribunals are postponed with the aim of coming to a settlement. Of course, sometimes, children are ill and childcare arrangements fall through – it happens to all of us occasionally. But the government has now stepped in to try to curb last-minute postponements, with the aim of keeping both parties focused on resolution and preventing tribunals that drag on for years. Will this really...
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