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Employment Tribunal Statistics 2008/09

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The Employment Tribunal and EAT statistics 2008/09 have been published today.

Key findings:-

  • 20% decrease in the number of claims accepted - but if multiple airline (cabin crew) claims are excluded, there is in fact a 4% decrease
  • unfair dismissal, redundancy pay and breach of contract claims rose in number. Working time claims, equal pay and sex discrimination fell.
  • maximum award (in a race case) - £1,353,432
  • 21 age discrimination claims disposed of (average award £8k)
  • costs awarded in 367 (0.2%) cases (average costs award £2,470)
  • for the first time, the EAT rejected over 50% of all appeals at the sift stage