Employment Law Hearing Structures
The Law Commission has published a Consultation Paper on Employment Law Hearing Structures.
The aim of the consultation paper is to review the jurisdictions of the employment tribunal (ET), Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) and the civil courts in the fields of employment and discrimination matters.
Law Commissioner Nicholas Paines QC said:
“The Law Commission welcomed the opportunity to conduct an independent review of the areas of shared and exclusive jurisdiction of employment tribunals and civil courts”.
“While this involves a review of technical laws rather than fundamental policy, these can deliver real benefits for the courts and tribunals system and its users”.
“The proposals and questions in our consultation paper identify aspects of employment tribunals’ and the civil courts’ areas of jurisdiction which could be adjusted so as to bolster their ability to resolve as much of a dispute as effectively and justly as possible in one venue.”
The consultation is now open and closes on 11 January 2019. A summary of the consultation paper can be found here
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