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Tribunal claims on the rise

Tribunal claims on the rise

The Ministry of Justice has recently published statistics showing that, during the period January to March 2018, single Employment Tribunal claims had increased by 118% when compared to the same period in 2017.

The fact that claims have increased isn’t a surprise as during the same period in 2017 Tribunal fees were still in place and those will have had a deterrent effect. However, the scale of the increase is more than most commentators were expecting.

The team at Bridge McFarland have seen an increase in claims without merit since the abolition of Tribunal fees, but this increase has been more modest than had been feared. However, Employment Tribunals are clearly under-resourced to deal with the increase in claims and claims are progressing much more slowly than had previously been the case (although new Judges are being recruited to deal with this.)

The best way to avoid a Tribunal claim is to carefully manage your employment processes and dismissals in particular. We do offer insurance against Tribunal claims via a third party broker should the worst happen. If you are interested in finding out more about this insurance please speak with your usual contact in the employment team or Nicola Barrass.