The power of people analytics – what’s your opinion? Take our 10 minute survey for a chance to win £500.
Editor's message: For a number of years now, claimants wishing to pursue a claim in the employment tribunal have been required to pay a fee to issue a claim and a further fee if the claim proceeds to a final hearing. The level of fee payable depends on the nature and complexity of the claim. Since the introduction of fees the number of tribunal claims being pursued has fallen dramatically and internal dispute resolution procedures have assumed greater importance.
The Tribunal Service’s annual statistics highlight the dramatic nature of the fall in claims. The number of unfair dismissal claims fell from 49,036 in 2012/13 to 13,000 in 2015/16. The number of claims for redundancy pay fell from 12,748 to 3,845 in the same period.
Other changes include the launch of a database of online employment tribunal decisions in England, Wales and Scotland. Employment tribunal decisions were not previously available online.
Jeya Thiruchelvam, senior employment law editor
We discuss Matthew Taylor's review of modern employment practices which outlined seven key principles for "good quality work for all".
We provide a mid-year round-up of key employment law cases in 2017.
Updated to include information on Pereira de Souza v Vinci Construction UK Ltd, in which the Court of Appeal clarified the position regarding the 10% uplift on awards for injury to feelings.
The Court of Appeal has confirmed that the 10% uplift on general damages in civil claims applies to employment tribunal compensation for injury to feelings caused by discrimination.
Cases on appeal provides news on key case law developments that are expected.
Updated to include information on the EAT decision in Commissioners for HM Revenue & Customs v Garau on early conciliation certificates.
In this podcast, XpertHR consultant editor Darren Newman casts light on Polkey v AE Dayton Services Ltd, which established the Polkey principle in cases of unfair dismissal.
Updated to include the increase in compensation limits in cases of unfair dismissal, effective from 6 April 2017.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to employment tribunals and courts.