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22 September 1998

Employment Tribunals - LRD's guide to the new procedures
There is only a 50% chance of winning a case at an employment tribunal, so LRD's latest booklet, Employment Tribunals - LRD's guide to the new procedures will be invaluable for tribunal applicants and their representatives.

The booklet provides an up-to-date analysis of the Employment Rights (Dispute Resolution) Act 1998, which came into force on 1 August 1998 changing the procedures for bringing tribunal claims and offering alternative ways of resolving disputes between employers and employees without having to go to a tribunal.

It outlines the main changes to procedures as a result of the new Act which include: the provision of binding arbitration in unfair dismissal cases as a voluntary alternative to a tribunal hearing; encouragement of the use of existing internal procedures; giving tribunals the power to determine cases on written evidence alone; allowing the tribunal chair to hear cases alone, and allowing trade union officials to provide advice on compromise agreements.

And it explains the origins of the tribunal system, how it operates in practice and the steps which applicants need to take to ensure their best chance of success at a tribunal.

Notes to editors

Employment Tribunals - LRD's guide to the new procedures is published by the Labour Research Department, 78 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8HF, price ?2.55 or ?10 for non-labour movement bodies.
LRD Booklets are also available on subscription at an annual cost of ?24.50 (?62.85 for non-labour movement bodies). LRD publishes 11 booklets a year.
The Labour Research Department is an independent trade union and labour movement organisation founded 83 years ago. More than 2,000 trade union organisations, including 54 national unions, representing 99% of total TUC membership are affiliated.
For further information about the booklet contact Sonia McKay on 0171 902 9827.
 

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