The Tribunals Service has published its Annual Statistics Report 2009-10.
The report shows a significant increase in the number of claims submitted to the employment tribunals. The number of claims in 2009-10 rose to 236,100, a 56% increase on last year. The report suggests that the increase is not simply due to the recession, but to a rise in the number of multiple claims arising out of the same or very similar circumstances.
The Report also reveals that:
- The number of claims associated with unfair dismissal, breach of contract and redundancy rose 17 per cent on 2008-09, probably as a result of the recession
- Accepted claims are at their highest ever levels