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No financial penalties against employers under ERRA 2013

S.16 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 came into force on 6 April 2014, inserting new S.12A into the Employment Tribunals Act 1996, giving tribunals the power to order an employer, who has lost at tribunal, to pay a financial penalty of up to £5,000 to the Secretary of State, where the case has “aggravating features”. In a written question to Parliament, BIS were asked how many financial penalties have been imposed on employers under S.16 and how many such penalties (a) have been paid and (b) remain unpaid. The answer was that none have been imposed so far.

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