News | Legal News

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.

Chris Brazier

Chris Brazier

Tel: 01753 279029

Chris Brazier, employment partner, B P Collins comments:

“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.”

Stay in touch

Phone: +44 (0) 1753 889995

Email: enquiries@bpcollins.co.uk

About cookies on our website

Our Site uses cookies to improve your experience of certain areas of the Site and to allow the use of specific functionality, such as social media page sharing. You may delete and block all cookies from this Site, but as a result, parts of the Site may not work as intended.

To find out more about our cookies policy, please visit here.

Click on the button below to accept the use of cookies on this Site (this will prevent the dialogue box from appearing on future visits).