available online

Tribunal judgments are now available online. Prior to this, only EAT judgments and higher courts had the full judgments available online. Previously, to obtain ET Judgments, you used to have to go to either Bury St Edmonds or Glasgow to get a hard copy.

This will have two major repercussions for employers looking to defend any ET claim. Firstly, the judgment will be online, so there is a higher risk of negative publicity, if the defence is unsuccessful, because the judgment is much easier to obtain.

Secondly, whilst ET judgments are not binding on future cases, they do offer some insight on how Tribunal Judges are likely to decide similar cases. As there are far more ET cases instead of EAT cases this will give a better indicator of how likely a claim is to succeed.