The London South Employment Tribunal in Croydon has been damaged in recent events and is currently closed. They’ll be closed for the rest of the week. In other words, they won’t be open until Monday 15th August 2011 at the earliest. The damage is apparently fairly serious, so we don’t know for certain when they’ll be back up.
So if you have a hearing scheduled this week it won’t be going ahead. The tribunal will be trying to relist everyone. I suspect, but I have no inside knowledge, that you should get a new date at some point over the next few weeks.
If you want to check this (and you should, it’s not a good idea to miss a hearing date just because someone on the internet tells you to) you can call London South. They’re not answering the phone, but if you hang on there is a message.
As so often, I first knew about this because Daniel Barnett told me.
Update: HMCTS have issued a press release. It confirms that hearings won’t be happening this week, but says we should work on the assumption that anything scheduled for next week will go ahead.
Further update: Apparently the tribunal has been able to move some of this week’s hearings to other venues. If this applies to you, the tribunal should already have been in contact.