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Single ET claims for April to June 2015 up by 19%

The Ministry of Justice has published a statistical bulletin, Tribunal and Gender Recognition Certificate Statistics Quarterly April to June 2015, which, in addition to quarterly figures, also shows some tribunal statistics for the 2014/15 financial year. The key statistics for April to June 2015 are as follows:

  • The number of single claims received (made by a sole employee/worker) was 4,403 – an increase of 19% on the same period in 2014.
  • The number of multiple claims received (where two or more people bring claims, involving one or more jurisdiction(s)) was 8,160, up by 69% compared to the same quarter last year.
  • There were 5,400 ET issue fees requested, of which 3,700 (68%) cases had the full issue fee paid outright whilst 1,100 (21%) cases were awarded either a full or partial issue fee remission. For the remaining 600 (11%) cases, it appears that the claim was not taken further.

In the financial year 2014/15:

  • 75% of claimants were represented by a lawyer at ET, up from 71% in 2013/14.
  • There were 219 discrimination cases where compensation was awarded and the maximum award was £557,039 for sex discrimination.
  • 1,129 successful unfair dismissal claimants received compensation; the maximum award was £238,216 and the average award was £12,362.
  • The EAT received 1,200 appeals, down 30% on 2013/14.

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The aim is to provide summary information and comment on the subject areas covered. In particular, where employment tribunal and appellate court cases are reported, the information does not set out full details of all the facts, the legal arguments presented by the parties and the judgments made in every aspect of the case. Click on the links provided to access full details. If no link is provided contact us for further information. Employment law is subject to constant change either by statute or by interpretation by the courts. While every care has been taken in compiling this information, SM&B cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions. Specialist legal advice must be taken on any legal issues that may arise before embarking upon any formal course of action.

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