Employment Tribunal Cases Increase
New figures from the Ministry of Justice show a sharp rise in multiple cases brought to employment tribunals and an increase in disputes centred on working time and age discrimination.
In October to December 2020, single claims increased by 25% compared with the same period in 2019, but there was an 82% rise in multiple cases with 29,000 claims being received.
The rising number of employment tribunal cases was the result of the increase in unemployment and altered working conditions brought on by the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, the MoJ said.
It is expected that an even steeper rise in cases will occur when furlough ends in September.
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