by Laurie Anstis on January 19, 2011
The Tribunals Service has posted its latest statistics (for the quarter July – September 2010) including, at table 1.1a, the figures for new employment tribunal claims received.
The total number of claims is 8% down on the same quarter the previous year, but 28% up on the previous quarter. As the Tribunals Service themselves point out, they are still 77% up on the figures from two years ago.
Other notable points:
1. Three-fifths of the entire Tribunals Service outstanding workload consists of multiple employment tribunal claims – showing the impact of equal pay and other multiple litigation.
2. There are substantial increases in TUPE, equal pay and sex discrimination claims (all of which might often be multiple claims) and claims of unlawful deductions from wages.
3. There has been a major peak in the number of part-time workers claims, apparently accounted for by one multiple claim (I’m not sure what that claim is – anyone got any ideas?)
4. There seems to be a steady decline in the number of unfair dismissal claims – are employers getting the message about the need for proper dismissal procedures?