On 3 April 2020 the Presidents of the Employment Tribunals released their responses to a number of FAQs arising from the coronavirus outbreak.
As part of this guidance, the Presidential FAQs confirm that respondents can apply to receive copies of ET1 claim forms by email. This will be useful where, for reasons relating to the pandemic, offices are closed and so ET1s sent in the post to the address provided by a claimant might be missed. If needed, the tribunal can also send copies of ET1s to specific postal addresses.
To benefit from this, employers in England will need to apply to the regional Employment Tribunal office closest to where they employ workers to request that the ET1 is instead sent to an alternative email address. Employers in Scotland or Wales should apply to the tribunal offices in Glasgow and Cardiff, respectively. Where employers have a national presence, they should apply to all the regional tribunal locations where they operate. Further information on Employment Tribunal office locations can be found here.