Tuesday 3 February 2009

Employment Judges Sitting Alone

The (draft) The Employment Tribunals Act 1996 (Tribunal Composition) Order 2009, which is due to come into force on 6th April 2009, has been placed on the OPSI website.

It extends the types of hearings when an Employment Judge can sit alone, to include holiday pay claims under the Working Time Regulations 1998 (and some other very obscure statutory instruments).

This supplements the Employment Tribunals (Constitution and Rules of Procedure) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (see bulletin 13/1/09) which, amongst other things, authorised Employment Judges sitting alone to hear Stage 1 equal value claims.

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