What do the Latest Employment Tribunal Statistics Show?

Quarterly employment tribunal statistics have been released for January to March 2021. They show that compared to the same period last year:

  • The number of single employment tribunal claims has decreased by 13%
  • It’s taking five weeks longer to close cases – the mean age of cases at disposal is now 43 weeks
  • The most common employment tribunal complaint was unfair dismissal whereas ‘unauthorised deductions’ was the most common complaint in January to March 2020

What could this mean for employers?

Whilst the reduction in the number of single employment tribunal claims sound like good news for employers it’s important for organisations not to drop their guard. Though there was a comparative fall this quarter, there has been an aggregate rise over the last few quarters which is most likely due to the rise in unemployment and changes to working conditions seen during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A significant number of employment tribunal claims still continue to be made so it’s as important as ever for employers to continue to take steps to try to protect their organisation.

You might want to try thinking ‘safe’:

Stay up to date with employment law developments to avoid inadvertently falling foul of the law

Act promptly, appropriately and reasonably when dealing with employee matters

Follow the correct procedures

Expert help and support is available for your employment law issues from Kingfisher Professional Services Ltd

It’s important to seek advice on the facts of your case before taking action. If you have an employment law matter you would like assistance with, please do not hesitate to contact Kingfisher Professional Services Ltd as we are happy to help.