The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published guidance for users of employment tribunals on the powers available to tribunals. This is a response to feedback that a lack of awareness or rather confusion over exactly what powers tribunals have. Clarity was provided in the following areas:
- tribunal powers to act against specific employment law breaches
- poor behaviour in bringing or defending a claim
- the way a case is conducted
- the ways powers are applied
The hope is that the guidance will provide an accessible explanation for all tribunal users as to the extent of tribunal powers available and the use of illustrative case law ill demonstrate how tribunals use their powers.