The Employment Tribunal have now released its statistics for the period April/June 2015. The report also includes some information on the year 2014/2015. The statistics make for an interesting read and the following points are of note:-
- The Tribunal received around 1,500 single claims per calendar month
- Compensation was awarded in 1,129 unfair dismissal claims in the year 2014/2015. The average award of compensation in an unfair dismissal claim was £12,262. The maximum award was £238,216.
- There were 219 discrimination cases in which compensation was awarded in the year 2014/2015. The maximum award was £557,039 in a sex discrimination case.
- The average time for “clearance” of a single was 30 weeks.
If you need any advice or assistance in connection with a claim in the Employment Tribunal please contact Jacqueline Penfold on 01323 727321.