Employment Law Solicitors and Employment Tribunals

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Employment Tribunal litigation may be on the rise, aided by these tough economic times causing employers to chop staff numbers with redundancies, say employment law solicitors' groups and recruiting groups.

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Do you realize for example, that last year there have been over 150,000 claims lodged with the Employment Tribunal? The greatest proportion, 35%, was for unfair dismissal or claims associated with equal pay. Interestingly, the amount of claims associated with redundancy was up 43% around the previous years to almost 11,000. This can be almost certainly as a result of additional pressure on employers brought on by these tough economic times, say employment law solicitors.

33% of last year's claims failed to make it to get rid of court proceedings at the Employment Tribunal, often being withdrawn once the employee signed a compromise agreement, that is a settlement from court that employment law solicitors often encourage in order to save costs and time. A further 32% were settled without the need to go to court through ACAS. Those cases which received a complete hearing were only successful 40% of that time period, underlining the complexity of employment cases and therefore, involve hiring well qualified and experienced employment solicitors.

Employment law solicitors' usual advice for workers using a grievance which they are considering taking for the Employment Tribunal would be to seek legal counsel as soon as possible because there are limitations on filing claims: usually Three months in the last act that you will be complaining about, or from your effective date of termination within the of dismissal.