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:
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