20 September 2019
Ministry of Justice employment tribunal quarterly statistics
Employment tribunals: MoJ finds that outstanding caseloads are up and resolution of cases are down
The Ministry of Justice has published its employment tribunal quarterly statistics for the period April to June 2019. It found that outstanding caseloads increased by 19%, when compared to the same period in 2018 and disposals (the closure of a case) decreased by 3%. It also found that disposals in multiple claims decreased by 38% compared with the same period last year.
The Ministry of Justice also announced that for 2018 / 19, 10% less claimants were represented by a lawyer and 21% of claimants had no representative at all which is up from 17% in 2017/18. The mean average compensation for unfair dismissal and all forms of discrimination, except for age, has also decreased.
It also announced that costs awarded to claimants were made in a comparatively small number of cases, dipping from 169 in 2017/18 to 51 in 2018/19.
“It’s interesting to see the correlation between fewer claimants having legal representation and the rise in outstanding caseloads and fewer instances of compensation being awarded to claimants.
"Taking legal advice can help a claimant to structure their claim effectively and help them to assess the likely outcome of a tribunal – saving time and reducing the stress and cost.”