Employment tribunal practice and procedure: overview (old rules)

This practice note provides a guide to the conduct of proceedings before the employment tribunal, as well as links to more detailed notes on each stage of those proceedings. It considers bringing and defending claims, the tribunal's breach of contract jurisdiction, the conciliation of claims as well as preparation for and attendance at hearings. It also considers the review and appeal of tribunal decisions, the enforcement of awards and the costs regime in the employment tribunal.

NOTE: This note explains the procedure under the Employment Tribunals Rules of Procedure 2004, which are no longer in force. On 29 July 2013, these were replaced by the Employment Tribunals Rules of Procedure 2013. For an overview of practice and procedure under the 2013 rules, see Practice note, Employment tribunal practice and procedure: overview (new rules).


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