Employment Tribunal (usually) has no power to remove judgment from online register

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In a salutary waning to litigants the Employment Appeal Tribunal has found the Employment Tribunal has no power to order one of its judgments to be removed from the online register of decisions.

HHJ Eady QC, in a judgment handed down on 4th January 2019, found that even if the judgment might be “painful, humiliating or deterrent” that would not of itself mean the judgment should not be published. Further, rule 50 of the Employment Tribunal Rules of Procedure, that provides for anonymisation of judgments, did not provide a power for the tribunal to remove total the judgment from the register.

The is a limited power under r94of the Tribunal rules, but this applies to cases involving National Security.

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