HR practitioners should note that claims or responses to employment tribunal proceedings will need to be made on the new prescribed forms, which become mandatory from the end of this week [1 October].
The original commencement date for the new forms was originally 6 April 2005, but was delayed to allow time to resolve various issues surrounding their design and use.
Both ET1s and ET3s must either be completed electronically through the Employment Tribunal Service’s website, or a printed hard copy version obtained from the ETS and completed in manuscript. Perhaps surprisingly forms are not available to download in PDF format or similar.
Further information can also be obtained from the ETS Public Enquiry Line on 0845 7959775.