Employment Tribunal Practice and Procedure Handbook

Practice area: Employment law
ISBN: 9780414030008
Published by IDS, May 2014

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IDS Employment Law Handbook: Employment Tribunal Practice and Procedure is a detailed guide on how the employment tribunal system works and how tribunal decisions can be challenged. The handbook examines the tribunal system in detail and covers the new procedures and fee regime, as well as the mandatory early conciliation scheme.

Other topics explained in the Handbook include: employment tribunal jurisdiction; settlement agreements and ADR; time limits for bringing claims; the judicial sift; case management and preliminary hearings; striking out; conduct of the hearing; reconsideration of employment judgments and decisions; and enforcement of tribunal decisions


  • Employment tribunals
  • Tribunals’ jurisdiction
  • Conciliation, settlements and ADR
  • Starting tribunal proceedings
  • Time limits
  • Defending a claim
  • Judicial sift
  • Amendments
  • Responding to opponent’s case
  • Service of notice and documents
  • Case management
  • The hearing



  • Evidence
  • Tribunal judgements
  • Reconsideration of tribunal judgements and decisions
  • The Employment Appeal Tribunal
  • Processing an appeal
  • EAT hearings and decisions
  • Fees
  • Costs and penalties
  • Enforcement of tribunal awards