Employment tribunal statistics continue to show a decrease in claims

The government’s quarterly employment tribunal statistics for the period January to March 2014 have just been released and show a drop in single claims of 59 per cent compared with the same period last year. This continues the downward trend in claims and follows a 79 per cent drop in single claims for the period October to December. This trend is almost certainly linked to the introduction of fees last July.

Interestingly, only five per cent of all employment tribunal claims issued during the period July to December 2013 qualified for a fee remission, demonstrating that fee remission is not an option for the vast majority of claimants…

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