According to Monday's Hansard, the Tribunals Service is putting back its proposals to provide Employment Tribunal judgments on the internet. It will not happen until Caseflow (the computerised ET case management system) is developed and rolled out across the regional ET offices. Caseflow is to be piloted in autumn 2008. National rollout will depend on the results of the pilot.
Amongst other things, once judgments are available on the internet, it will make it easier for Claimants to identify Respondents with a track record of discrimination or unreasonable practices (relevant to the statutory defence for discrimination, or the amount of the compensation uplift under the Employment Act 2002). On the downside for Claimants, it may enable Respondents to identify (and avoid recruiting) those who have previously brought a tribunal claim.
[Thanks to www.emplaw.co.uk for this information]