How to write a bundle to employment tribunal?

specimen of bundle to an employment tribunal
First, check the directions from the tribunal to see who has been ordered to do the bundle. If it's you, or both you and the other side, consequently the bundle just needs to be a copy of adjectives the documents the parties want to use as evidence. It should be a joint bundle, which usually medium that one side does a draft index (it's called an index, but it's really more like a contents page) beside all the documents listed, and sends it to the other side to agree. One of you after produces six copies (or however many it says on the tribunal directions) to rock up next to on the day.

The index should state the name of the party and the case number at the top, and then be a table (use the table function surrounded by Word), with the headings Document, Date, Page No. Split the index into three section, A. Pleadings and witness statements [pleadings are the ET1 and ET3 forms], B. Correspondence C. Documents

If your case doesn't really fit that structure then you could do it differently. So a preview entry on the index might be

Letter of dismissal from Respondent to Claimant - 23rd March 2009 - p.59

- Arrange everything in chronological order.
- DO NOT put your commentary something like the case in the index, eg:
Letter rejecting my grievance minus giving any proper reason at all despite person asked three times - 5th February 2009 - p.32 -
- Make sure you put the right page numbers in the bottom right corner to match the index.
- Put it surrounded by lever arch files, don't use any other type of binding, unless you have a very small number of documents, read out <50, when you might get away with spiral binding or a average ring binder.
- Supermarkets are much cheaper for stationery than WH Smiths, Office World, etc etc.

#The whole point is that everyone in the room have the SAME bundle of ALL the documents so that it becomes much EASIER. Also, you can then cross-reference your witness statements and your oral evidence to the right page number, so when you distribute evidence at the tribunal and say "I wasn't given any holiday pay on my second payslip" the Judge can say "What page is that?" and you can say "It's page 78" and adjectives three tribunal members, you, and your opponent, can adjectives immediately turn to the right page. Being organised and clear like this win you brownie points.

When you get your chance to cross-examine the other side it also make things more fluid and convincing, so you might say
"You say you sack me because my work rate was slow?"
"That's right"
"Look at page 73"
"That's the letter of dismissal, can you show me where on earth you mention my work rate as a reason?"
"Erm, I don't."
"That's because it wasn't the reason. If it be the reason, you'd have put it within that letter."
"[Babbles unconvincingly]"

So you've made a good point to the tribunal, intensely easily, and illustrated it by referring to the documents.


Good luck near it.
You don't write a bundle: you assemble it. The bundle of documents you present to the tribunal should be carefully arranged, preferably in chronological lay down, and indexed. It is helpful if the pages are numbered. It should contain adjectives relevant documents which will be of help to the tribunal in considering the evidence previously them. This link may help.

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