I am currently completing my witness statement for my upcoming tribunal. Do I have to include all of the points I intend to raise in the tribunal in my statement? Or am I allowed to hold points that I will later use during the tribunal?
Hello and thank you for your question, which I will be happy to assist you with. Please provide brief examples of what these points are
We have mentioned points with regards XX XXXXX the respondent has, in our opinion, failed to make reasonable adjustments. However, they had failed to look into a government subsidized "access to work scheme". We want to question them on this point during the tribunal. Should we still include in our statement?
Your witness statement is your evidence - you need to include everything in there that is factual and that you wish to rely on. So you would include the actual fact that the employer has failed to make these adjustments. Also if you know for certain that they have failed to look into the scheme, you would state that fact in there too. What you would not include is the questions you would challenge them with, that is part of your cross examination
That makes sense. Thank-you for clarifying this for me
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