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The Employment Tribunals (Constitution and Rules of Procedure) Regulations 2013

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1.Citation and commencement

  3. 2.Revocation

  4. 3.Interpretation

  5. 4.Establishment of employment tribunals

  6. 5.President of Employment Tribunals

  7. 6.Regional Employment Judges and the Vice President

  8. 7.Responsibilities of the Presidents, Regional Employment Judges and Vice President

  9. 8.Panels of members for tribunals

  10. 9.Composition of tribunals

  11. 10.National security proceedings – panel of members and composition of tribunals

  12. 11.Practice directions

  13. 12.Power to prescribe

  14. 13.Application of Schedules 1 to 3

  15. 14.Register and proof of judgments

  16. 15.Transitional provisions

  17. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      THE EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNALS RULES OF PROCEDURE

      1. INTRODUCTORY AND GENERAL

        1. 1.Interpretation

        2. 2.Overriding objective

        3. 3.Alternative dispute resolution

        4. 4.Time

        5. 5.Extending or shortening time

        6. 6.Irregularities and non-compliance

        7. 7.Presidential Guidance

      2. STARTING A CLAIM

        1. 8.Presenting the claim

        2. 9.Multiple claimants

        3. 10.Rejection: form not used or failure to supply minimum information

        4. 11.Rejection: absence of Tribunal fee or remission application

        5. 12.Rejection: substantive defects

        6. 13.Reconsideration of rejection

        7. 14.Protected disclosure claims: notification to a regulator

      3. THE RESPONSE TO THE CLAIM

        1. 15.Sending claim form to respondents

        2. 16.Response

        3. 17.Rejection: form not used or failure to supply minimum information

        4. 18.Rejection: form presented late

        5. 19.Reconsideration of rejection

        6. 20.Applications for extension of time for presenting response

        7. 21.Effect of non-presentation or rejection of response, or case not contested

        8. 22.Notification of acceptance

      4. EMPLOYER’S CONTRACT CLAIM

        1. 23.Making an employer’s contract claim

        2. 24.Notification of employer’s contract claim

        3. 25.Responding to an employer’s contract claim

      5. INITIAL CONSIDERATION OF CLAIM FORM AND RESPONSE

        1. 26.Initial consideration

        2. 27.Dismissal of claim (or part)

        3. 28.Dismissal of response (or part)

      6. CASE MANAGEMENT ORDERS AND OTHER POWERS

        1. 29.Case management orders

        2. 30.Applications for case management orders

        3. 31.Disclosure of documents and information

        4. 32.Requirement to attend to give evidence

        5. 33.Evidence from other EU Member States

        6. 34.Addition, substitution and removal of parties

        7. 35.Other persons

        8. 36.Lead cases

        9. 37.Striking out

        10. 38.Unless orders

        11. 39.Deposit orders

        12. 40.Non-payment of fees

      7. RULES COMMON TO ALL KINDS OF HEARING

        1. 41.General

        2. 42.Written representations

        3. 43.Witnesses

        4. 44.Inspection of witness statements

        5. 45.Timetabling

        6. 46.Hearings by electronic communication

        7. 47.Non-attendance

        8. 48.Conversion from preliminary hearing to final hearing and vice versa

        9. 49.Majority decisions

        10. 50.Privacy and restrictions on disclosure

      8. WITHDRAWAL

        1. 51.End of claim

        2. 52.Dismissal following withdrawal

      9. PRELIMINARY HEARINGS

        1. 53.Scope of preliminary hearings

        2. 54.Fixing of preliminary hearings

        3. 55.Constitution of tribunal for preliminary hearings

        4. 56.When preliminary hearings shall be in public

      10. FINAL HEARING

        1. 57.Scope of final hearing

        2. 58.Notice of final hearing

        3. 59.When final hearing shall be in public

      11. DECISIONS AND REASONS

        1. 60.Decisions made without a hearing

        2. 61.Decisions made at or following a hearing

        3. 62.Reasons

        4. 63.Absence of Employment Judge

        5. 64.Consent orders and judgments

        6. 65.When a judgment or order takes effect

        7. 66.Time for compliance

        8. 67.The Register

        9. 68.Copies of judgment for referring court

        10. 69.Correction of clerical mistakes and accidental slips

      12. RECONSIDERATION OF JUDGMENTS

        1. 70.Principles

        2. 71.Application

        3. 72.Process

        4. 73.Reconsideration by the Tribunal on its own initiative

      13. COSTS ORDERS, PREPARATION TIME ORDERS AND WASTED COSTS ORDERS

        1. 74.Definitions

        2. 75.Costs orders and preparation time orders

        3. 76.When a costs order or a preparation time order may or shall be made

        4. 77.Procedure

        5. 78.The amount of a costs order

        6. 79.The amount of a preparation time order

        7. 80.When a wasted costs order may be made

        8. 81.Effect of a wasted costs order

        9. 82.Procedure

        10. 83.Allowances

        11. 84.Ability to pay

      14. DELIVERY OF DOCUMENTS

        1. 85.Delivery to the Tribunal

        2. 86.Delivery to parties

        3. 87.Delivery to non-parties

        4. 88.Special cases

        5. 89.Substituted service

        6. 90.Date of delivery

        7. 91.Irregular service

        8. 92.Correspondence with the Tribunal: copying to other parties

      15. MISCELLANEOUS

        1. 93.ACAS

        2. 94.National security proceedings

        3. 95.Interim relief proceedings

        4. 96.Proceedings involving the National Insurance Fund

        5. 97.Collective agreements

        6. 98.Devolution issues

        7. 99.Transfer of proceedings between Scotland and England & Wales

        8. 100.References to the Court of Justice of the European Union

        9. 101.Transfer of proceedings from a court

        10. 102.Vexatious litigants

        11. 103.Information to the Commission for Equality and Human Rights

        12. 104.Application of this Schedule to levy appeals

        13. 105.Application of this Schedule to appeals against improvement and prohibition notices

        14. 106.Application of this Schedule to appeals against unlawful act notices

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      THE EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNALS (NATIONAL SECURITY) RULES OF PROCEDURE

      1. 1.Application of Schedule 2

      2. 2.Serving of documents

      3. 3.Witness orders and disclosure of documents

      4. 4.Special advocate

      5. 5.Hearings

      6. 6.Reasons in national security proceedings

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      THE EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNALS (EQUAL VALUE) RULES OF PROCEDURE

      1. 1.Application of Schedule 3

      2. 2.General power to manage proceedings

      3. 3.Conduct of stage 1 equal value hearing

      4. 4.Standard orders for stage 1 equal value hearing

      5. 5.Involvement of independent expert in fact finding

      6. 6.Conduct of stage 2 equal value hearing

      7. 7.Standard orders for stage 2 equal value hearing

      8. 8.Final hearing

      9. 9.Duties and powers of the independent expert

      10. 10.Use of expert evidence

      11. 11.Written questions to experts (including independent experts)

      12. 12.Procedural matters

      13. 13.National security proceedings

  18. Explanatory Note

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