Coronavirus crisis accelerates digitisation of employment tribunals - Richard Fox writes for Personnel Today

25 March 2020

Last week, employment tribunal judges were advised to hold all hearings remotely because of coronavirus fears – a move that could form a key step in long-awaited plans to digitise the legal process, writes Richard Fox. 

The government’s reform programme for the courts and tribunals was not meant to be like this. Launched with a bang in September 2016, HM Courts & Tribunals Service told us it was introducing an “ambitious” programme bringing us “new technology and modern ways of working to the way justice is administered”. Employment tribunals were going to be part of the “digital by default” transformation. Yet, in practice, progress until now has been desperately slow.

You can read the full article in Personnel Today here:
Coronavirus crisis accelerates digitisation of employment tribunals



Richard acts for corporates, organisations and senior individuals in relation to employment matters of all kinds.  These include confidentiality and restrictive covenants, executive pay, bonus and severance arrangements, unfair dismissal, discrimination, whistleblowing and redundancy programmes.  He is frequently asked to advise in situations involving allegations of sexual misconduct in the workplace following the rise of the #MeToo movement, and the cases that have followed.

Richard is a well known commentator on employment law issues, appearing often in the Press (The Times, The Financial Times, People Management, HR Magazine, Personnel Today etc) and on TV/ Radio (BBC, ITV, Sky and Radio 4).



If this is an area which concerns you please feel free to contact Richard or any member of the employment team.


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