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The employment tribunal has power to order disclosure of documents against a party to the proceedings under its general case management powers (see Practice Note: Employment tribunal case management). There is no geographical restriction on an employment tribunal’s power to order disclosure against a party to the proceedings, ie it can order a party to disclose documents irrespective of whether or not that person is in Great Britain.
In relation to non-parties, the employment tribunal has the power to order any person in Great Britain to:
disclose documents or information to a party to proceedings (by providing copies or otherwise)
allow a party to inspect such material
An order for disclosure may be made against any person, even a company in administration where a stay in proceedings against that company has automatically come into effect (see Practice Note: The moratorium in administration).
The tribunal's power to make an order for disclosure is the same as the power county courts have to order disclosure under the Civil
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