Once your appeal has been filed, it is allocated to a Member of the Commission to consider.
The Commission usually issues a Directions Order shortly after the appeal is filed. Directions Orders provide a 'road map' outlining how your appeal will be conducted, when documents are due to be filed, which documents should be filed and provided to the other party, and if/when you may need to attend the Commission for a conference or hearing.
Most appeals are dealt with 'on the papers' meaning that there may be no requirement to attend the Commission for a conference or hearing unless directed by the Member.
For more information about Directions Orders, see "Part 4: Directions Order" of the Public sector appeal guide.
Once the Commission Member has considered your appeal, they will release and publish a written decision.
Please note that most decisions released by the Commission are published and are available on the Supreme Court Library website. Decisions are published and made available to the public because they can be instructive for future factual scenarios that are similar, act as a precedent and allow for effective public scrutiny of the decision-making processes of the Commission and its Members. Should you wish for a decision in relation to your matter to not be published, you will need to raise that with the Commission Member considering your appeal. You may also need to seek further advice.
Parties are free to reach an agreement themselves at any time during the appeal process up until the final decision is issued by the Commission Member. If a settlement is reached or you no longer wish to proceed with your appeal for any reason, you should withdraw the appeal by filing a Form 27 - Request to discontinue proceedings.
For more information, see "Part 8: Settlements and decisions" of the Public sector appeal guide.