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Decline in Employment Tribunal Claims

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Parveen Bunglawala, Associate solicitor and Employment Law expert comments on the recent news that there has been a decline in Employment Tribunal Claims

“Statistics published by the Ministry of Justice reveal that employment tribunal claims have fallen significantly, with a 71% drop in single claims between April-June 2014 compared to the same quarter in 2013.  This could be explained by the recent introduction of compulsory pre-claim conciliation. It remains to be seen however whether employees are restricted from enforcing their legal rights following the introduction of Tribunal Fees.  This can only truly be revealed if a change of government takes place in the next election, as the Labour party has promised to review the entire tribunal system.

“Employers must take heed of the latest addition to the powers of the employment tribunals: from the 1st October 2014, where an employer loses an equal pay case tribunals will have the power to order the employer to carry out, and wait for it, publish an equal pay audit.”

For further information Employment Tribunal’s contact Parveen Bunglawala by email Parveen.Bunglawala@fdrlaw.co.uk or on 01925 230000