Application to postpone or adjourn a hearing
When to make an application to postpone or adjourn a hearing?
An Employment Judge can make an order to postpone a hearing under the general case management powers set out in rule 29 of the Rules, and you can make an application for a postponement or adjournment under rule 30 of the Employment Tribunal Rules. Although you can make an oral application for a postponement of a hearing, it is much wiser to make your application in writing to the relevant Employment Tribunal office. This template for an application to postpone or adjourn a hearing, refers to correct legal rules and is framed to help you obtain a postponement or adjournment.
How to use the application template to postpone or adjourn a hearing
- 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 to postpone or adjourn the hearing 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.