Consultation outcome

Reforming the Employment Tribunal system

This consultation has concluded

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Reforming the Employment Tribunal system: final impact assessment

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Detail of outcome

Having considered the responses to the consultation we will be bring forward the measures as soon as Parliamentary time allows to make necessary changes to the Employment Tribunals Act 1996. This will bring the employment tribunal system in line with the flexibility of the rest of the unified tribunals system, while preserving its unique strengths.

Further secondary legislation will be required to implement these reforms in full. This will be subject to further consultation.

Detail of feedback received

We received 77 responses from interested parties, including:

  • businesses
  • individuals
  • charities and social enterprises
  • local government
  • legal representatives
  • business representative bodies
  • trade unions
  • the judiciary

Original consultation

Summary

We are seeking view on issues to be considered in implementing wider justice system reform principles in the Employment Tribunal system.

This consultation ran from
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Consultation description

The government is consulting on implementing wider justice system reform principles in the Employment Tribunal system.

We are inviting views from all users of the system. Responses from representatives and advisors of individuals and business, the legal profession, non-legal members and the judiciary are particularly welcomed.

Documents

Reforming the Employment Tribunal system: consultation document

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Reforming the Employment Tribunal system: Impact Assessment

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Reforming the Employment Tribunal system: Consultation response form

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Reforming the Employment Tribunal system: Equality Analysis

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Published 5 December 2016
Last updated 13 April 2017 + show all updates
  1. Added RPC opinion.
  2. Added government response and equality statement.
  3. First published.