The Employment Tribunals of England and Wales have reported the last quarter’s statistics for April to June 2018 for claims issued within the Employment Tribunals.
There has been a 165% increase in claims. This is thought to be attributed wholly to the fee regime being abolished. The result though is that there is a shortage of judges to hear cases. In some regions cases are not being listed for a final hearing until 12 to 18 months after receipt of the claim (ET1). There is a recruitment drive for fee paid judges to help in alleviating this problem.
At this time of very busy Tribunals it would appear more than ever that attempting other means to resolve a dispute or claim with an employer is more advantageous than waiting the inordinate amount of time to have a case heard.
I have the experience and skill to negotiate settlement of claims, particularly if dealing with the details of the claim from early on in the case. I undertake this work for both employees and employers.