Reforms to Employment Tribunals

Employers may find it easier to avoid employment claims under proposed reforms to the tribunal system according to Andrew Fishleigh.

The coalition government has outlined plans for reforming employment tribunal procedure and a number of the suggestions, if implemented, will revolutionise the way in which tribunals operate.

For employers there is some realistic prospect that claims will be easier to avoid, although critics say the reforms are likely to be a major stumbling block for employees with genuine cases.

Initial changes which have been implemented are:

Other changes which have been mooted and appear to be in the pipeline include:

Additionally the following changes have been mentioned:

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