This article was published on October 15th, 2014
There has been a significant drop in the number of claims after employment trubunal fees were introduced in July 2013.
Figures released by HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) show that claims for April – June 2014 were down 71% from the same period last year. There were 74,400 claims which is the smallest recorded since records began in 2008.
The decline in cases is going to be investigated by the Law Society who will examine how successful the reforms of the employment tribunal process have been.
The Chair of the Society’s Employment Law Committee, Laurie Anstis, said ‘Unless you take the extreme position that 70% of tribunal cases in 2013 were spurious, it is hard to deny that there is a big group of people today who cannot enforce their rights,’
‘Now is the right time to reconsider how the tribunal system should work. This is why we have launched a project to investigate what modern society needs and wants from employment dispute resolution.’
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