Workers taking their bosses to the an employment tribunal
are being forced to wait an average of eight months - just to have their case heard.
The numbers were revealed in a written question lodged by Richard Burgon MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Justice, asking for the average times it takes for a single employment tribunal
claim to be processed across the UK.
The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) runs a scheme to try to resolve employment law disputes before they go to an employment tribunal
. This process is free and is called early conciliation.
Later he claimed that he was a victim of constructive dismissal and mounted an employment tribunal
claim on the basis he was a victim of "unfair dismissal and sexual orientation discrimination."
A tribunal hearing which could have been derailed after it emerged a witness was married to a north west employment tribunal
judge, will continue this week.
The Supreme Court has ruled that Employment Tribunal
fees, introduced by the Government in 2013, are unlawful and discriminatory against women.
"What we do know is that the Employment Tribunal
saw a 70 per cent drop-off of claims since the introduction of fees."
IN reply to AW of Gosforth, the employment tribunal
fee was introduced in 2013 with the aim of driving down the number of vexatious claims that had little or no prospect of success.
The Government has been accused of "giving the green light to employers to discriminate against women" because of the introduction of employment tribunal
At the Employment Tribunal
, the Judge held that, in the circumstances, no reasonable employer would have dismissed Mr Newbound and that the decision to terminate his employment had been perverse.
A NATIONAL health regulator has launched an investigation into Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust after an employment tribunal
involving Board and other senior members of staff highlighted concerns with how the trust is run.