Discussing case during evidence: BBC get lucky

A sex discrimination case brought against the BBC by one of its journalists, Ms Chidzoy, has been struck out because she was heard talking to a journalist during the adjournment. Witnesses are not allowed to talk about their cases while… Read on

Extending Tribunal time limits

Time limits in Employment Tribunals are extremely tight and we are seeing a number of cases where claimants are the Tribunal for extensions because they have put their complaints in too late. The Tribunal does have the power to extend… Read on

New Employment Tribunal Limits for April 2017

Maximum and minimum awards in the Employment Tribunal will increase from 6 April 2017 in the following key ways: Unfair dismissal: cap on compensation awards rises from £78,962 to £80,541 Basic award: minimum basic awards for automatically unfair dismissal (for… Read on

Employment Tribunal judgments on-line service launched

The Ministry of Justice has launched its new website, where all Tribunal judgments will be published. There are already over 100 up on the site. The cases are searchable by the name of the parties, the date, judgments or the… Read on

Gov’t review of Tribunal fees published

The government has finally published its report on Employment Tribunal fees. Many employment law solicitors and advisers believe it is disappointing in its terms. Despite the massive drop in Tribunal claims that (60%-70%) they government states that the objectives of… Read on

COT3 wording – take care

We report on a case where the wording of a COT3 Settlement Agreement did not do the job the employers expected it to. Background In the recent Employment Appeal Tribunal decision of DWP v. Brindley, the Court dealt with an… Read on

Another substantial slump in Tribunal claims

Employment Tribunal claims have plunged by 100,000 – or 9,000 claims a month – since fees were introduced in 2013, new statistics show. TUC analysis shows that claims in 2012/13 were 191,541, but in 2015/16 were only 83,031. Discrimination claims,… Read on