How should Employment Tribunals operate in the future?

Date published: 
20 February 2015


The DLA has submitted a considered response to the Law Society's consultation on the future of Employment Tribunals, an initiative prompted by three major changes: 

  • the introduction of fees in order to proceed with a claim in the Employment Tribunal, one consequence of which has been a major reduction in the use of judicial mediation;
  • the mandatory requirement to go through Early Conciliation before being able to lodge a claim in the Employment Tribunal; and
  • a complete redrafting of the Employment Tribunal Rules.
The Law Society aims to produce "a well thought through proposal for reform, one that balances the needs of all those who take part in the system".
You can read the original consultation document here
and the DLA's response here.