Increase in number of employment tribunal claims

01.01.07

Increase in number of employment tribunal claims

According to the Tribunals Service statistics, there was a 15% increase in the number of employment tribunal claims in 2006-7. Much of the increase can be attributed to a 155 per cent rise in equal pay claims and a 100 per cent rise in sex discrimination claims. The only jurisdictions to show a decrease on the 2005/06 statistics were race discrimination and working time.

The average awards included:

  • £7,974 for unfair dismissal
  • £10,052 for sex discrimination
  • £14,049 for race discrimination
  • £15,059 for disability discrimination