Application for Hearing to Take Place in a Different Format Letter Template

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  • A letter template to apply to the Employment Tribunal for a hearing to be in a different format
  • Downloadable letter in .doc and .pdf formats
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How to change the format of your Employment Tribunal

Remote hearings for Employment Tribunals have grown more common recently. Use an Application for Hearing to Take Place in a Different Format letter when you want to change the format of a hearing, for example if you need a virtual/hybrid Employment Tribunal instead of having it be in-person.

Examples of when you would change your Employment Tribunal format

Generally, to change the format of your Employment Tribunal hearing, you would need to apply to the Tribunal. The reasons could include, for example, medical reasons such as a positive Covid test where you would need a remote or hybrid hearing.

Example

Robbie has tested positive for Covid and can’t give evidence at an in-person hearing as originally planned.

Amarjeet, who is the Claimant in the case, makes an application to the Tribunal for the hearing to be held on a hybrid basis, so that Robbie can give his evidence by video link.

Example

Lesley is due to attend her Employment Tribunal hearing remotely.

However, she does not have a private space at home where she will not be interrupted. She makes an application to the Tribunal to ask that the hearing be held in person.

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How to request a different format for your Employment Tribunal

Once you’ve filled out your template with Valla, it’s important to know the next steps in how to change the format of your Employment Tribunal case. You should:

  1. create the template in Valla
  2. send the application letter or email to the Tribunal
  3. copy in the Respondent
  4. wait for the Tribunal to confirm whether or not the application for the hearing to be held in a different format will be granted
  5. chase the Tribunal by phone if you don’t hear from them
  6. don’t assume that the application has been granted until the Tribunal have confirmed this.
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Why use Valla?

A law firm can cost anywhere from an initial consultation fee of £200 to £35,000+ plus VAT for Tribunal representation.

Valla offers users low-cost alternatives to pricey law firms. We can help guide you through the process and generate legal documents for your use.

Lawyers can be expensive. But access to justice doesn’t have to be.