Application for disclosure of information
When to make an application for disclosure ?
Disclosure is the process by which you and your employer show the Employment Tribunal all the documents relevant to the case. This means both you and your employer must disclose all documents you want to rely on even if those documents are not in your favour. “Document” means anything in which information of any description is recorded. This includes letters and emails drafts, calendars, manuscript and post‐it notes, voicemails and other telephone recordings, text messages, computer disks, documents on servers and back‐up systems and documents that have been deleted and blogs. If you believe that your employer is withholding information or if your employer has not fully revealed information (for example by extensive redaction), you can make an application for Disclosure of Information.
This template Application for Disclosure of Information refers to correct legal rules and is framed to help you get the information that you need. It does not include guidance. For more detailed guidance see Getting Information from the Other Side.
How to use the application for disclosure template
- Make sure to read the guidance that comes with the template before you complete it.
- Email your application to the employment tribunal with the subject, your case name and number on the subject line.
- Send a copy to the other side and let the employment tribunal know that you have copied them in.
- The employment tribunal will acknowledge receipt immediately, but you must wait for a letter or email that confirms whether or not your application for a disclosure has been granted.
- Follow up by email if you have not heard from the employment tribunal within a reasonable period after sending your application. If you follow up by phone, still send an email reiterating that you have followed up by phone.