At the hearing
What you need to know at an Employment Tribunal hearing
For an in-person hearing, you will be told its time and date and where you need to be. You will either be required to walk through a security arch or else be scanned with a hand-held detector. Please tell security staff if you have any medical implants (such as a pacemaker) which may be affected or detected by the scanner. You will also be asked to allow officers to conduct a visual search of the contents of any bags. You may have prohibited items removed. These include any bladed article or tools. Further details are available from HMCTS (opens in a new tab).
Mobile telephones, pagers and similar devices must be turned off before you enter the hearing room. It is a criminal offence to take photographs or video recordings of a hearing. You cannot make an audio recording without the express permission of the Tribunal, which may be refused, but otherwise you are free to use a laptop or tablet computer. Power charging facilities may not be available.
The Employment Tribunals will not photocopy documents for you.