Ministry of Justice Statistics – Published 13 September 2018
Read my summary of last week’s Ministry of Justice quarterly statistics on Employment Tribunals, including information about the maximum compensation awards given.
The Ministry of Justice have just published their quarterly statistics which demonstrate that the Employment Tribunal continues to experience a significant increase in caseload. I have summarised the key statistics below: –
Claims Lodged, Disposed Of & Outstanding
In the period April to June 2018:-
- Single claim receipts increased by 165%;
- Disposal of cases increased by 56%;
- Outstanding caseload increased by 103%
…. as compared to the same period in 2017.
There has also been a huge rise in the receipt of multiple claims mainly due to a large airline claim. These claims have increased by 344%.
Employment Appeal Tribunal Appeals
In 2017/18, the Employment Appeal Tribunal received 996 appeals which is an increase of 12% on 2016/17.
Compensation data is only recorded for Unfair Dismissal and Discrimination cases. In 2017/18, there were 536 claims that received compensation for Unfair Dismissal. The maximum award was £415,227 and the average (mean) award was £15,007.
There were 136 discrimination cases where compensation was awarded in 2017/18 and the maximum award was £242,130 and related to a claim for Disability Discrimination.
Nearly three quarters of claimants (74%) were represented by a lawyer in 2017/18, this is a decrease from 86% in 2016/17.
Employment Tribunal Fee Refunds
From the launch of the Employment Tribunal fee refund scheme in October 2017 to 30 June 2018, there were 14,525 applications for refunds received and 12,432 refund payments made, with a total monetary value of over £10 million (£10,615,000).
Between 1 April 2018 and 30 June 2018, 5,100 refund applications were received, and 4,700 refund payments were made with a total value of £4,018,300.
The stakes are high in Employment Tribunal proceedings and so it is important to ensure your claim is handled by an expert. If you are considering a claim in the Employment Tribunal, here at LincsLaw Solicitors, we can provide representation for both employees and employers. Please contact us by telephone on 01522 440512, by email at ContactUs@Lincslaw.com or visit our website for further information – www.lincslaw.co.uk
Director, Specialist Employment Solicitor
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