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36 per cent increase in age discrimination claims
















36% increase in age discrimination claims




The Tribunals Service has published its Annual
Statistics Report for 2009/2010 which shows a substantial increase in
employment tribunal claims, rising from 151,000 in the previous year to 236,100
this year, an increase of 56%. Age discrimination complaints increased by 36%.

The Tribunals Service Annual statistics report
covering the period for 1 April 2009 to 31 March 2010 shows that 236,100
jurisdictional claims were received, representing a 56% increase on the
previous year’s figure. The figures show noticeable increases in three
particular discrimination jurisdictions: (i) age + 36%; (ii) religion or belief
+ 20%; and (iii) sexual orientation + 18%. 

The full picture for discrimination and equal pay
claims is as follows:

Claim

2008/9

2009/10

 

Sex

Disability

Race

Religion

Sexual
Orientation

Age

Equal pay

18,600

6,600

5,000

830

600

3,800

45,700

18,200

7,500

5,700

1,000

710

5,200

37,400

July 2010

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