What is a Preliminary Hearing at the Employment Tribunal?

Prior to the Full Hearing in your case, you may be asked to attend a Preliminary Hearing; this may deal with various matters including:

  • The issues in your case (especially if your case is complex, it may ask that the legal issues are clearly set out and agreed);
  • May decide how many witnesses are to be called by both parties;
  • May set the time, date, and process to be followed at the Full Hearing;
  • May decide legal matters, such as in the case of disability discrimination, what the disability is and whether an expert’s report is required;
  • It may provide a timetable when documents must be provided by both parties to the other party as well as when witness statements should be exchanged;
  • It may remind parties that they can use ACAS to assist with conciliation

If you need any help with processing your claim or advice about a preliminary hearing, please contact harsha@mooresolicitors.co.uk or on 07930 968788