Employment Briefing — May 2014: tribunal statistics show huge drop in claims
The government’s quarterly employment tribunal statistics for the period October to December 2013 show a huge drop in claims of 79 per cent compared with the same period last year. Unlike the July to September 2013 quarter, there is no ‘skewing’ effect caused by the rush to lodge claims prior to the introduction of fees in July 2013.
The combination of tribunal issue fees and ACAS early conciliation means that employees who do bring claims are perhaps more likely to have taken professional advice on the merits of their claim and thought through their arguments in advance…
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