Virtual hearings to continue in the Employment Tribunal

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Following from the Prime Ministers announcement of the Covid-19 roadmap, The Lord Chief Justice has confirmed that over the next few months criminal and civil Court hearings will begin to “increase attendance in person where it is safe and in the interests of justice”.

Virtual hearings will continue, but it is expected that in-person hearings will start to increase as the restrictions begin to ease.

However, in the Employment Tribunal, cases will continue to be heard virtually for now, unless the Employment Judge decides otherwise.

Virtual hearings have enabled safety for those who need to attend Court, whilst continuing to deliver justice during the pandemic. For the most part, they have been a reasonable substitute for in-person hearings.

The Employment Tribunal recognises there may be some cases where a virtual hearing will not be appropriate, but the majority of cases will continue to be held virtually.

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