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1 April 2016 0 Comments
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Claims in the Employment Tribunal

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Recent statistics  highlight a slight increase in the number of claims being brought in the Employment Tribunal.  However the figure per  quarter  is still only a third of the number of claims brought in the same period in  the Employment Tribunal in 2012/2013. Whilst it may be bad news for people seeking access to justice,  it provides at least one positive to Claimants which is the time it now takes the Employment Tribunal to deal with a claim.  According to the Ministry of Justice,  there has been a significant decrease in the average time to deal with a claim from start to end.   The average time to dispose of a claim from start to judgment was 29 weeks in the period between October and December 2015. That was 24 weeks less than the average time for a comparable case a year previously.

The statistics show that the numbers of claims involving single  and multiple claimants have fallen significantly since 2012/2013 when the Employment Tribunal received an average of 52,000 new claims per quarter. That declined to an average of 26,500 in 2013/2014.   The average number of new claims per quarter in 2014/2015 was 15,300. Figures for October to December 2015 show a slight increase in claims to 17,884.

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