Tribunals wait times fall but claims on rise

first_imgWaiting times for employment tribunals have been cut, but the number ofclaims being made is increasing. A recent survey by law firm Peninsula shows that the number of employmenttribunal applications increased by 8.55 per cent in 2001, despite the launch ofthe Acas arbitration scheme last May. Meanwhile, the tribunal system hasspeeded up over the past 12 months. Stefan Martin, a partner at Allen & Overy, said: “The 80,000-90,000part-timer cases that were clogging up the system have now been resolved –mainly because they were out of time. The tribunals system has also had anadministrative overhaul, with cases being listed much more quickly.” However, the new wave of employment legislation expected over the next fewyears is likely to have a significant impact, said Robbie Gilbert, chairman ofthe Employers’ Forum on Statute and Practice. “When the new legislation comes in, one of the issues will be agewhich, unlike issues of race or disability, affects us all. This could mean aneven greater number of claims.” Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Tribunals wait times fall but claims on riseOn 1 Mar 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. last_img read more