Enhanced to provide new content on legal professional privilege, including a reference to X v Y Ltd, which concerned whether or not an email containing legal advice on how to disguise a discriminatory dismissal was protected.
The Law Commission consults on proposals to reform the jurisdiction of the civil courts and tribunals in employment and discrimination matters and extend the time limit for bringing certain employment law claims.
As the sharp increase in employment tribunal claims pushes the system to breaking point, Melanie Stancliffe explains how delays affect employers - and what they can do about it.
Updated to reflect current factors that may affect an employer’s decision to settle or fight a claim.
The total number of employment tribunal claims lodged with the Ministry of Justice tripled in the three months between April and June, latest statistics reveal.
A table listing the number of claims accepted by employment tribunals in 2017/18.
A table listing the unfair dismissal awards made by employment tribunals in 2017/18.
Updated to include information on Talon Engineering Ltd v Smith, concerning the employer's refusal to postpone a disciplinary hearing to allow the employee to be accompanied.
In X v Y Ltd, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that an email containing legal advice on how to disguise a discriminatory dismissal as a redundancy is not protected by legal advice privilege and is admissible as evidence in a tribunal.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to employment tribunals and courts.