Staggering increase in number of Employment Tribunal claims

The number of single claims lodged by individuals has increased by 165% compared with the same quarter last year.  This rise is most likely due to the abolition of Tribunal fees and the fact that individuals have little to lose financially by lodging a claim.  It is therefore more important than ever for employers to ensure that they have up to date employment policies and procedures in place to mitigate against the risk of such claims.