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Tribunal Awards for unfair dismissal:
The Ministry of Justice have just released some interesting statistics on Employment Tribunal claims, which in general have dropped 15% on last years’ figures:
Tribunals awarded compensation for unfair dismissal in only 21% of cases upheld at a hearing. The median award was just £4,560. In a mere 2% of cases was the award more than £50,000 (and therefore getting near the current cap of £72,300 for compensatory awards).
Representation of claimants by either trade unions or lawyers fell by almost 50% compared to last year’s figures.
Whilst these figures are encouraging for employers, small businesses will still be concerned about the impact of such claims on them in terms of management time and legal costs. We have now teamed up with Temple Legal Expenses Insurance to offer employers cost-effective insurance against Employment Tribunal Claims. If you would like to learn more about this service, please call or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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