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January 25 2016


Employment Law Solicitors and Employment Tribunals

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Employment Tribunal litigation has been increasing, partly due to the recession causing employers to cut staff numbers with redundancies, say employment law solicitors' groups and human resources groups.

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Are you aware for instance, that last year there have been over 150,000 claims lodged with the Employment Tribunal? The greatest proportion, 35%, was for unfair dismissal or claims concerning equal pay. Interestingly, the quantity of claims associated with redundancy was up 43% around the previous years to almost 11,000. This really is probably because of additional pressure on employers brought on by the recession, say employment law solicitors.

33% of last year's claims did not reach no more court proceedings at the Employment Tribunal, often being withdrawn when the employee signed a compromise agreement, which is a settlement away from court that employment law solicitors often encourage to save costs and time. An additional 32% were settled without having to head to court through ACAS. Those cases which received an entire hearing were only successful 40% of the time, underlining the complexity of employment cases and therefore, involve hiring well qualified and experienced employment solicitors.

Employment law solicitors' usual advice for employees with a grievance which they are thinking about taking for the Employment Tribunal is to seek legal counsel as soon as possible because there are limitations on filing claims: usually A few months from your last act that you are complaining about, or from your effective date of termination in cases of dismissal.

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