If your employer hasn’t responded to an Employment Tribunal or they’re not contesting your claim, you can apply for a Rule 21 Judgment. Rule 21 in the Employment Tribunal Rules means that a Tribunal can either issue a decision on your documents, or fix a hearing.
Although the Tribunal should make a Rule 21 judgment on their own, it may be helpful to send this letter in case the Tribunal doesn’t issue one straight away. Here are some examples where you can apply for a Rule 21 to the Employment Tribunal:
Nikolai has made a claim in the Employment Tribunal but his ex-employer has not yet submitted a Response, even though their 28-day time limit for doing this has passed.
Nikolai phones the Tribunal and they confirm that they have not yet received anything.
He makes an application for a Rule 21 Judgment to ask the Tribunal to determine the issues in the case without a hearing.
If you haven’t received a response to your claim, you can apply for a Rule 21 Judgment. You should:
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