Sharp rise in employment tribunal claims

The employment tribunal quarterly statistics for October to December 2020 show that single claims have increased by 25% and multiple claims by 82% compared with the same quarter in 2019. The number of single claims (13,225) also represents the highest number lodged in a quarter since January to March 2013.

It is likely that this increase is mainly a result of redundancies and changes in employment terms caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

With the number of employment tribunal claims still rising, ensure that your employment and dismissal practices are legally compliant. The pandemic is no excuse for taking shortcuts.