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The Industrial Tribunals and Fair Employment Tribunal (Constitution and Rules of Procedure) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1.Citation and commencement

  3. 2.Revocations and consequential amendments

  4. 3.Interpretation

  5. 4.Industrial Tribunals

  6. 5.The Fair Employment Tribunal for Northern Ireland

  7. 6.Composition of tribunals

  8. 7.Appointment of panel members

  9. 8.Specialist panels: specialist knowledge

  10. 9.Specialist panels: national security proceedings

  11. 10.Composition of individual tribunals: general

  12. 11.Composition of individual tribunals: specialist knowledge

  13. 12.Composition of individual tribunals: national security proceedings

  14. 13.Responsibilities of the President and the Vice-President

  15. 14.Practice directions

  16. 15.Power to prescribe

  17. 16.Register

  18. 17.Application of Schedules 1 to 3

  19. 18.Transitional provisions

  20. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      THE INDUSTRIAL TRIBUNALS AND FAIR EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNAL RULES OF PROCEDURE 2020

      1. PART 1 INTRODUCTORY AND GENERAL

        1. 1.Interpretation

        2. 2.Overriding objective

        3. 3.Alternative dispute resolution and the role of the Agency

        4. 4.General power to regulate procedure

        5. 5.Time

        6. 6.Extending or shortening time

        7. 7.Irregularities and non-compliance

        8. 8.Presidential guidance

      2. PART 2 STARTING A CLAIM

        1. 9.Presenting the claim

        2. 10.Multiple claimants

        3. 11.Rejection

        4. 12.Reconsideration of rejection

        5. 13.Protected disclosure claims: notification to a regulator

      3. PART 3 TRIBUNAL’S ACTIONS ON RECEIVING THE CLAIM

        1. 14.Sending claim form to respondents

      4. PART 4 THE RESPONSE TO THE CLAIM

        1. 15.Presenting the response

        2. 16.Rejection

        3. 17.Reconsideration of rejection

        4. 18.Applications for extension of time for presenting response

        5. 19.Effect of non-presentation or rejection of response or case not being contested

        6. 20.Notification of acceptance

      5. PART 5 EMPLOYER’S CONTRACT CLAIMS

        1. 21.Making an employer’s contract claim

        2. 22.Notification of employer’s contract claim

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

      6. PART 6 CASE MANAGEMENT ORDERS AND OTHER POWERS

        1. 24.Early case management

        2. 25.Case management orders

        3. 26.Applications for case management orders

        4. 27.Documents and evidence

        5. 28.Addition, substitution and removal of parties

        6. 29.Other persons

        7. 30.Lead cases

        8. 31.Consolidation of industrial tribunal and Fair Employment Tribunal proceedings

        9. 32.Striking out

        10. 33.Unless orders

        11. 34.Deposit orders

      7. PART 7 RULES COMMON TO ALL KINDS OF HEARING

        1. 35.General conduct of hearings

        2. 36.Written representations

        3. 37.Witnesses

        4. 38.Inspection of witness statements

        5. 39.Timetabling

        6. 40.Electronic communication

        7. 41.Non-attendance

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

        9. 43.Majority decisions

        10. 44.Privacy and restrictions on disclosure

      8. PART 8 WITHDRAWAL OF A CLAIM

        1. 45.End of claim

        2. 46.Dismissal following withdrawal

      9. PART 9 PRELIMINARY HEARINGS

        1. 47.Scope of preliminary hearings

        2. 48.Fixing of preliminary hearings

        3. 49.Constitution of tribunal for preliminary hearings

        4. 50.When preliminary hearings shall be in public

      10. PART 10 FINAL HEARING

        1. 51.Scope of final hearing

        2. 52.Notice of final hearing

        3. 53.Constitution of tribunal for final hearings

        4. 54.When final hearing shall be in public

      11. PART 11 JUDGMENTS, CASE MANAGEMENT ORDERS AND REASONS

        1. 55.Judgments and case management orders made without a hearing

        2. 56.Judgments and case management orders made at or following a hearing

        3. 57.Reasons

        4. 58.Absence of employment judge

        5. 59.Consent orders and judgments

        6. 60.When a judgment or order takes effect

        7. 61.Entry of judgments and reasons in the register

        8. 62.Copies of judgment for referring court

        9. 63.Correction of clerical mistakes and accidental slips

      12. PART 12 RECONSIDERATION OF JUDGMENTS

        1. 64.Reconsideration of judgment

        2. 65.Reconsideration on tribunal’s own initiative

        3. 66.Application for reconsideration

        4. 67.Consideration of the application

        5. 68.Reconsideration of the original decision

        6. 69.Unavailability of employment judge or tribunal

        7. 70.Outcome of reconsideration

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

        1. 71.Definitions

        2. 72.Costs orders and preparation time orders

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

        4. 74.Procedure

        5. 75.The amount of a costs order

        6. 76.The amount of a preparation time order

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

        8. 78.Effect of a wasted costs order

        9. 79.Procedure for making a wasted costs order

        10. 80.Allowances

        11. 81.Ability to pay

      14. PART 14 DELIVERY OF DOCUMENTS

        1. 82.Delivery to the tribunal

        2. 83.Delivery to parties

        3. 84.Delivery to non-parties

        4. 85.Special cases

        5. 86.Substituted service

        6. 87.Date of delivery

        7. 88.Situations in which a document may be treated as delivered

        8. 89.Correspondence with the tribunal: copying to other parties

      15. PART 15 MISCELLANEOUS

        1. 90.Conciliation: recovery of sums payable under compromises

        2. 91.National security proceedings: industrial tribunals

        3. 92.National security proceedings: Fair Employment Tribunal

      16. PART 16 OTHER PROCEEDINGS

        1. 93.Interim relief proceedings

        2. 94.Proceedings involving the Northern Ireland National Insurance Fund

        3. 95.Collective agreements

        4. 96.Devolution issues

        5. 97.References to the Court of Justice of the European Union

        6. 98.Transfer of proceedings from a court

        7. 99.Vexatious litigants

        8. 100.Provision of information to the Commission

        9. 101.Application of this Schedule to levy appeals

        10. 102.Application of this Schedule to appeals against improvement and prohibition notices

        11. 103.Application of this Schedule to appeals against directions, non-discrimination notices and notices of refusal

        12. 104.Application of this Schedule to applications for enforcement of an undertaking or directions

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      THE INDUSTRIAL TRIBUNALS (NATIONAL SECURITY) RULES OF PROCEDURE 2020

      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 INDUSTRIAL TRIBUNALS (EQUAL VALUE) RULES OF PROCEDURE 2020

      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

      12. 12.Procedural matters

      13. 13.National security proceedings

      14. ANNEX The indicative timetable

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      REVOCATION AND CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS

      1. PART 1 Revocation

      2. PART 2 Consequential amendments

        1. 1.In Article 2(1) of the Fair Employment Tribunal (Remedies) Order...

        2. 2.In regulation 1(2) of the Industrial Tribunals (Interest on Awards...

        3. 3.In Article 1(2) of the Race Relations (Interest on Awards)...

        4. 4.In regulation 1(2) of the Industrial Tribunals (Interest on Awards...

        5. 5.In regulation 3(1) of the Gangmasters (Appeals) Regulations (Northern Ireland)...

        6. 6.In regulation 1(2) of the Industrial Tribunals (Interest on Awards...

        7. 7.In Schedule 8 to the REACH Enforcement Regulations 2008—

        8. 8.In regulation 11(2)(b) of the Health and Safety (Fees) Regulations...

        9. 9.In regulation 27(4) of the Biocidal Products and Chemicals (Appointment...

        10. 10.For sub-paragraph (ba) of paragraph 2 of Schedule 5 to...

        11. 11.In the Schedule to the Public Service Pensions Act (Northern...

        12. 12.In the Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations (Northern Ireland)...

        13. 13.In Part 2 of the Schedule to the Employment Rights...

        14. 14.In Article 6(5) of the Industrial Training Levy (Construction Industry)...

  21. Explanatory Note

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