Posts tagged ‘Employment Tribunals’

In Nayif v High Commission of Brunei Darussalam the Court of Appeal has held that a tribunal’s rejection of a race discrimination claim as out of time did not prevent the claimant bringing a negligence claim based on the same facts in the High Court. Although issue estoppel might arise where the tribunal has considered [...]

The Ministry of Justice has now published the quarterly tribunal statistics for October to December 2013. The figures for employment tribunals appear to show the impact of the introduction of tribunal fees on 29 July 2013. The number of claims received was just 9,801, compared to an average of 50,000 new claims per quarter in [...]

Fees here to stay – for now

February 26th, 2014

The High Court has recently delivered a judgment rejecting Unison’s judicial review challenge to the introduction of fees in employment tribunals and the EAT. The claim was brought on four bases, all of which failed. Essentially, the main stumbling block for the union was a lack of evidence proving that fees deter claimants on low [...]

In Julio v Jose and other cases the Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that three live-in foreign domestic workers were not entitled to the national minimum wage, as they fell within the exemption that applies to individuals who are treated as members of the family. The appeal raised a variety of issues, but the most [...]

It is well established that claimants are prevented from arguing that the manner of their dismissal is a breach of the implied term of mutual trust and confidence, as held by the House of Lords in Johnson v Unisys 2001 ICR 480. The House of Lords (Now the Supreme Court) was unwilling to develop the [...]

After months of speculation and leaks to the press the Conlibs have announced its plans for the ‘most radical reform to the employment law system for decades’. The wide-ranging changes, which include reform of the tribunal system, the introduction of tribunal fees, ‘no fault’ dismissals for micro-companies, and reducing the consultation period for collective redundancies, [...]

The annual statistics for employment tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) for April 2010 to March 2011 have been published. The statistics show an 8 per cent fall in the number of claims received by tribunals when compared with 2010, and a 9 per cent rise in the number of disposals. Conversely, the number [...]

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