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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:
- charities and social enterprises
- local government
- legal representatives
- business representative bodies
- trade unions
- the judiciary
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.