Employees not winning employment tribunals

by Christopher Evans

Good news for businesses; successful legal action against employers has fallen to its lowest level in three years.

Data published by the Tribunals Service this week revealed that the number of successful claims made against employer is at its lowest in three years.

Over the fourth quarter of 2010, there was an eight per cent year-on-year fall in the number of applications made to courts.

This is despite an increase in the number of employment claims made over the three months between October and December.

In particular, redundancy claims fell by 11 per cent, while unfair dismissal claims dropping by a quarter over the same period.

To protect yourself from employment claims from employees, it's important for employers to follow carefully employment law procedures and to provide staff with employment policies.

Find out more about employment procedures - unfair dismissal, making redundancies and more - with Lawpack's expert guide Employment Law Made Easy.

The government has also recently announced its plans to shift employment law in favour of employers, with a new charter that cuts red tape around hiring and firing.

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Published on: January 17, 2011

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