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Message from the President of ETs (Scotland)

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The President of the Employment Tribunals (Scotland), Judge Shona Simon, has sent this update to all tribunal users.

It contains strong encouragement for parties to agree to hearings by CVP. And in practical terms, it asks the following:-

"There is one very practical step you can take to assist us to make what progress we can, despite the current restrictions. As you may be aware, in Scotland a case management hearing by telephone is arranged 7-10 days before any in person hearing. This is to discuss, in particular, the social distancing measures in place to ensure the safety of participants. This is also an opportunity to discuss whether all or part of the hearing should be converted to video: it would be extremely helpful if representatives could ensure they have instructions on that issue and also email addresses for all participants to hand at that hearing."

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