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After hours of hearing skeleton argument and days of judicial deliberation, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has at last ruled that courts no longer have to phone litigants to ask whether they will be able to attend on time for the hearing.
This is great news and shows the far-sighted thinking of the EAT. After all, all those suffering from hangovers or sudden bouts of laziness, or those who just simply can’t be bothered to get out of bed in the morning to attend court, will no longer have to suffer the indignity of a court clerk asking if it would be possible for them to attend.
It is a clear-cut case of our justice system finally waking up to the realities of life in this country. For years, making tough demands on people to be in court at certain times of the day – sometimes even as early as 10am – to face allegations of sexual harassment or unfair dismissal has been considered a monstrous afront to good old British freedoms.