The proceedings

Published on: 27/12/2023

What happens at the tribunal hearing?
The Employment Tribunal panel will be made up of an Employment Judge and two "wing" members.

The Employment Judge is legally qualified.  One wing member will come from an employer-biased background and the other from an employee-biased background (e.g. former members of the CBI and former union representatives). The Tribunal’s decision can be unanimous or by a two-to-one majority. However, for certain claims, including unfair dismissal cases, the Employment Judge may decide to sit alone.