Employment tribunals lose power to make wider recommendations in discrimination cases

Implementation date: 1 October 2015

The Deregulation Act 2015 removes the power that allows employment tribunals to make wider recommendations (that may benefit others, and not just the claimant personally) in discrimination cases.

Employment tribunals were given the power to make recommendations for the benefit of the wider workforce in relation to discrimination claims under the Equality Act 2010.

Employment tribunals have the power to make recommendations but these are to be limited to what steps an employer should take to reduce the adverse effect of the discrimination in relation only to the claimant.