Employment tribunal backlog of cases still growing
In England and Wales, the number of employment tribunal cases has increased by 45% compared to the pre-Covid baseline figures. Between July and September 2020, employment tribunals received the highest level of single employment tribunal claims since 2013 / 2014. Video hearings have been an essential part of the employment tribunal process throughout the pandemic and it has been suggested that video hearings are likely to remain part of the employment tribunal process.
When combined with the abolishment of employment tribunal fees in 2017, we predict that the number of employment tribunal claims submitted will continue to rise.
If you require assistance defending an employment tribunal claim, contact Harriet Gardner on 01302 965250
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