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Employment tribunal claims continue to soar

Claims to employment tribunals have more than doubled in the last two years, latest official figures show, causing a growing backlog of cases.

While the Ministry of Justice received 4,291 single claims from January to March 2017, it received 9,500 from January to March of this year (noting that Employment tribunal fees were declared unlawful by the Supreme Court in July 2017).

Although single claim receipts grew by just 6% compared with the same quarter last year, the outstanding caseload rose by 39% to 26,664.

The warning to employers is that as employees become more litigious, they must review their workplace practices to ensure they have the correct contracts and policies in place to best protect their business interests. For further details of our fixed fee drafting package, please contact us.

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