Brownlie v Four Seasons Group
Statistics relating to the Employment Tribunals have recently been released for the year 2010 to 2011.
The statistics provide a snap shot of the types of cases and awards that have taken place in the Employment Tribunals during this period. They also present the reality of claims and awards rather than the sometimes misleading focus that can be presented in the media.
What do the statistics tell us?
The statistics are still skewed by the large number of working time and equal pay cases, which arise from particular actions, however, many claims involve an allegation of discrimination. Such claims tend to be more complicated and Employment Tribunals have a reluctance to adopt robust case management. Given the low success rates of claims, perhaps this reluctance is not justifiable?
Age discrimination claims are only likely to increase with the abolition of the Default Retirement Age, and it is very likely that they will soon rival sex discrimination claims as the largest form of discrimination claim before the tribunal.
For more information please contact a member of the employment team
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