The layout of the Employment Tribunal
The Employment Tribunal is much less formal than a Court - for
example, nobody wears formal court attire such as wigs or
The Tribunal room is set out as shown in the diagram below.
You will be led into the room by a Tribunal Clerk. You or your
representative and your employer's representative will sit facing
the Tribunal panel, your employer on the left and you or your
representative on the right.
If you have a representative, you will sit next to them, or
behind them. Witnesses will usually sit in chairs behind the
The Tribunal room also has an area for members of the public to
sit. This is where any friends or family attending with you may sit
if they are not part of the proceedings.