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Plans to digitise employment tribunals

A plan has been announced to modernise employment tribunals. The aim is to have an electronic case management system which will enable tribunal users, panel members and judges to view cases electronically, and judges will be able to manage cases online. A database of precedent orders, notices, letters and documents will be available on the system also.

This will begin in the employment tribunals between January and March 2020.

At all hearing rooms in the employment tribunals, applicable IT equipment will be available so that tribunal users can view and show documentation electronically. Further, during 2019, recording equipment will be at all hearings to ensure transparency, and so that judges and panel members have a report of what was discussed during the hearing. This is currently being trialled in the employment tribunal in Cardiff.