Employment tribunal process
The online register of employment tribunal judgments announced last summer is now live. The online service covers judgments in both England and Wales and Scotland and will include all new decisions in addition to some transcripts going back to 2015.
The Ministry of Justice has finally published its post-implementation review of the introduction of fees in the employment tribunals and EAT. The review concludes that the fees regime is working well and that some individuals may have been discouraged but … Continue reading
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Ministry of Justice have jointly launched a consultation on reforming the employment tribunal system, seeking views on how proposals for reform of the wider court and tribunal system should be … Continue reading
The President of the Employment Tribunals (England and Wales) has issued Presidential Guidance in force from 3 October, setting out a procedure for judicial assessment in the employment tribunal. Under this procedure, the employment judge will be able to give … Continue reading
Following the passage of legislation on 16 August 2016, the new Employment Claims Tribunal (ECT) will commence hearing salary-related disputes between employees and employers from April next year. Accessibility The ECT will be accessible by workers at all salary levels, … Continue reading
The EHRC has published guidance for board directors on business and human rights. The TUC has launched a Dying to Work campaign, seeking better employment law rights for those with terminal illness and asking employers to sign up to a voluntary … Continue reading
A number of recent EAT rulings suggest that technical arguments over compliance with the early conciliation rules for tribunal claims may be given short shrift.
From 6 April 2016, the cap on the unfair dismissal compensatory award will increase from £78,335 to £78,962 and the cap on weekly pay (used to calculate the unfair dismissal basic award and statutory redundancy pay) will increase from £475 … Continue reading
The way in which employment claims are processed is likely to be the subject of some upheaval in the coming years. An interim report on the Civil Courts Structure Review written by Lord Justice Briggs includes proposals for an Online … Continue reading
On 1 October 2015 the following changes came into force: New national minimum wage rates, the adult rate increasing from £6.50 to £6.70 an hour. Employment tribunals have lost their power to make wider recommendations for employers to take remedial … Continue reading