This article was published on November 19th, 2013
Research published by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has found that only 49% of Claimants awarded damages by the Employment Tribunal go on to receive their award in full.
Of those who did not receive their full award, 37% advised this was due to the company no longer existed/had become insolvent. However, 29% stated that the company had simply refused to pay.
In response to this study, Employment Relations Minister Jo Swinson has advised that the government are to consider measures to clamp down on non-payment of awards, including:
To read the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills study in full, please click here.