Well if during the proceedings it’s been
apparent that the claimant hasn’t been lets say, participating in the proceedings
by not turning up, by not responding to letters, by not following the timetable
for the procedures then it’s more likely that a tribunal will be sympathetic to a
submission that either the case should be heard in the claimants absence or
that the case should be struck out for non-compliance. But again, the reality is
that there is a fair degree of latitude and claimants can get away with
quite a bit before the tribunal takes draconian steps.