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Employment tribunal statistics for July to September 2014 show a 61% drop in single claims

The Ministry of Justice has published Tribunals and Gender Recognition Certificate Statistics Quarterly – July to September 2014, which includes key overall statistics relating to the volume of tribunal cases received, disposed of or outstanding for July to September 2014. Pages 6 and 7 of the report show that the number of single claims received in July to September 2014 was 4,252 – 61% fewer than in the same period of 2013, but 12% higher than last quarter. The number of multiple claims in July to September was 9,360, which related to 401 multiple claim cases. The number of multiple claims cases has also been falling over the last few quarters, from around 1,000 in July to September 2013 to around 400 in July to September 2014. A second document of tables provides statistics about the types of claims received and the three highest drops in claim types compared to the same quarter in 2013 are set out below, along with the comparison with the last quarter in 2014:

– Sex discrimination claims are down 79% compared to July-Sept 2013, but up 92% compared to Apr-June 2014

– Unfair dismissal claims are down 64% compared to July-Sept 2013, but up 9% compared to Apr-June 2014.

– Equal pay claims are down 64% compared to July-Sept 2013, but up 25% compared to Apr-June 2014.

 

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