In the same way that Employment Tribunals (ETs) increased following the 2008 banking crisis (and the resulting economic crash), there is a similar pattern in terms of numbers emerging today.
The latest figures published by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) show a sharp increase in cases brought to ETs. Alongside this is an increase in disputes which focus around working time and age discrimination, created by the increase in unemployment and altered working conditions. The report explains that these cases have been instigated by the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Even in these difficult times of new legislation, regulation, and ever-changing complex government guidance, most employers still have their best interests at heart. However, despite good intentions, when addressing the changes caused by such unusual circumstances, employers seemingly fail to follow procedure with issues such as redundancy or retirement and make unnecessary mistakes which leave them open to claims and … Read more