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MoJ figures show 2% increase in ET claims

Makbool Javaid

The Ministry of Justice have published the Tribunals and Gender Recognition Statistics Quarterly, April to June 2017 which show a 2% increase in single claims on the same period of 2016. Key statistics are: (i) there were 4,241 single claims received in April to June 2017, up 2% on the same period of 2016 and 9,518 multiple claims, a decrease of 19% on the same period last year; (ii) in 2016/17, there were 587 claims that received compensation for unfair dismissal, where the maximum award was £1.7 million and the average award was £16,543; and (iii) in 2016/17 there were 158 discrimination cases where compensation was awarded and the maximum amount awarded was £456,464 for race discrimination. With fees now having been abolished, some tribunal hearing centres are reporting a significant increase in claims, with one suggesting it is as much as 75%.

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