We have received the attached communication from the President of the Office of the Industrial and Fair Employment Tribunal regarding the position with Final Hearings and Tribunal Hearings.

This Presidential Guidance confirms that all Final Hearings and Preliminary Hearings to determine matters such as jurisdictional issues (such as time points etc) or whether a deposit order should be made, which are currently listed from 1 July 2020 to 30 October 2020, are now postponed with immediate effect.

It also sets out the Tribunal’s intention to list Review Case Management Preliminary Hearings in all cases subject to the implementation of arrangements to facilitate remote hearings.

If Members have any questions about a case please do not hesitate to contact us. We will continue to keep you updated as and when any further information is received.

Presidential Guidance 11 June 2020