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Employment Rules and Legislation: Practice Directions

Rules that govern Employment Tribunals procedures

Update 14 September 2020

Presidential Guidance (England and Wales) on remote and in-person hearings

Presidential Practice Direction (England and Wales) on remote hearings and open justice

Presidential Practice Direction (on the use of the Welsh language)

Update 12 June 2020

Practice Direction (Employment Appeal Tribunal – Procedure – Hearings)

Update 1 June 2020

Updated FAQs arising from the COVID-19 pandemic

Update 29 May 2020

Employment Tribunals listing direction review outcome
The Presidents of Employment Tribunals (England and Wales and Scotland) have carried out a second review of their Joint Direction, first issued on 19 March 2020, amended on 24 March 2020 and subject to a first review on 29 April 2020, regarding the listing of Employment Tribunal cases during the COVID-19 pandemic. Following on from that review the Direction remains in force in its current form. The Presidents will shortly issue a ‘road map’, appended to an amended FAQ sheet, which provides further detail about the listing and methods of conduct of ET hearings over the next few months.

Update 4 May 2020

Presidential Practice Direction: Electronic Signatures

Update 4 May 2020

Updated FAQs arising from the COVID-19 pandemic – Employment Tribunals (updated – see 1 June)

Update 22 April 2020

ET Presidential Guidance on Vulnerable Parties and Witnesses

Update: 27 March 2020

See below for Third Addendum to Presidential Guidance on Vento bands (originally issued on 5 September 2017)

Update: 23 March 2020

Amendment to Direction issued by Employment Tribunal Presidents: ET Covid-19 Direction Amendment 23.3.20

Updated: 18 March 2020

See below for Presidential guidance in connection with the conduct of employment tribunal proceedings during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic