international employment law firm alliance L&E Global
United Kingdom

UK: Employment Tribunals – quarterly statistics show a substantial increase in number of claims brought

The latest Employment Tribunal quarterly statistics show that the number of claims brought by a single claimant in the period July to September 2017 is up 64% on the same period in the previous year. This is the highest rate in four years and is likely to be explained by the abolition of Tribunal fees on 26 July 2017. However, the number of claims brought by multiple applicants decreased by 15%.