Employment tribunals increased by a remarkable 90 per cent since the abolishing of employment tribunal fees.
In light of employees no longer needing to pay a fee in order to make an employment tribunal claim there are no barriers to submitting a claim if employees feel they’ve been treated unfairly at work.
However, for employers and particularly SMEs there is still some cause for concern and a need for increased awareness around the risks when dismissing individuals.
With recent pressure on organisations to replace zero-hour contracts, we’re seeing a shift towards the use of employment contracts. The move provides ‘casual workers’ with an employee status and an entitlement to claim for unfair dismissal, redundancy payments, maternity pay and leave.
With this in mind many small to medium sized businesses will need to ensure that employee relations cases are well documented, managed effectively and policies adhered to.
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