Annual and quarterly employment tribunal statistics published
The Ministry of Justice has published the employment tribunal quarterly statistics for the period April to June 2019.
When compared to the same period in 2018 single claim receipts increased by 14%, while outstanding caseload increased by 19%. Disposals decreased by 3% during the same period. Receipts decreased in multiple claims by 57%, and disposals in multiple claims decreased by 38%.
The employment tribunal annual statistics for the year 2018/19 have also been published. There has been a 27% rise in claims from 2017/18. 64% of claims were represented by a lawyer, compared with 74% in 2017/18. Meanwhile, 21% of claimants had no representative in 2018/19, up from 17% in 2017/18.
The mean average compensation for unfair dismissal and all forms of discrimination (apart from age) has dropped. Costs to claimants were made in a relatively small number of cases, dropping from 169 in 2017/18 to 51 in 2018/19. Awards to respondents dropped from 310 to 158.