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Tribunal cases jump 90%

Tribunal cases jump 90%

The numbers of employment tribunals has jumped 90% since the abolition of fees, say the government’s latest quarterly statistics.

The Ministry of Justice reported that, in October to December 2017, 8,173 single claims were brought - up from 4,200 in the same period in 2016.

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Comments (1)

  • Sir
    Sir
    Fri, 23 Mar 2018 1:16pm GMT
    Nothing ventured : nothing gained.
    "You don't get if you don't ask"
    If it cost you nothing to spin a coin and you may win £x or you may not - then you'd spin wouldn't you ? Hence the need to deter meritless claims.
    For employers to 'pay up' rather than properly defend a case simply on the grounds that the legal costs of defence would far exceed any possible penalty is a travesty - and, unfortunately, a common experience.
    I have another cliché for you - "put your money where your mouth is".

    As one example, we have a (protected characteristic) employee who attributes ANYTHING relating to her employment, or to her work, to the fact that she has that same protected characteristic. She works in a team. We swap duties around within the team from time to time. Everyone else says "ok, no worries" ; she says it's because she is (protected characteristic).
    This is what we're up against.