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Employment Tribunal Statistics:
What do they show us about the Employment Tribunals in England and Wales?
The Employment Tribunal have published their statistics for the year 2012/13, and can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/tribunal-statistics-quarterly-april-to-june-2013
The statistics give us an interesting insight into what is happening before the Employment Tribunal, and trends that may be forming.
However, a word of warning should be heeded, that these statistics are difficult to read accurately given a variety of external features which will have distorted the figures. In particular this year will no doubt have been affected by the imposition of tribunal fees which forced employees to issue early in order to avoid incurring such fees, and the true impact of this will not be seen until the present years’ figures are released. The rise of Multiple claims also seeks to obscure the true picture of cases progressing through the tribunal.
Nevertheless, the figures still show some important information about the employment tribunal landscape and how it is changing. This information is worth spending some time considering by any person intending to issue an employment tribunal claim, whilst it is no substitute for considering the merits of a case, it does give an idea of how the tribunal tends to fall.
In the event that you are considering making a claim before the Employment Tribunal, please feel free to contact us on 024 7653 1532 to discuss your claim, its merits, and the implication that the above statistics may have upon it.