Employment tribunals and courts
Figures released today show a sharp rise in multiple cases brought to employment tribunals coupled with an increase in disputes centred on working time and age discrimination.
The Ministry of Justice has published its quarterly update on employment tribunal statistics revealing an 18% increase in single claims during lockdown.
Employment tribunals are at a "tipping point" a leading employment lawyer has warned.
The government is relaxing the rules around employment tribunals to allow more hearings to be held online in an effort to deal with the rise in cases following the abolition of tribunal fees and to help manage the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Law Society has joined the call for the Government to increase the time limit in which an individual can bring an employment tribunal claim from three months to six.
Among a series of proposals aimed at improving the operation of employment tribunals and ensuring fairer outcomes to grievance claims, the Law Commission has recommended an extension to the time limit for people to bring claims to employment tribunals from the current three months to six months.
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