Employment Tribunal waiting times increase to eight months

Posted on Thursday August 8, 2019

Donna Martin

The waiting time for cases to be heard at Employment Tribunal has risen to eight months, new figures have revealed.

This is the fourth consecutive year that waiting times have risen with the wait from lodging a claim to a case being heard now standing at 237 days.

At the same time, the number of Employment Tribunal claims has risen by more than a quarter over the last year to reach 35,430.

The increase follows the abolition of fees in respect of Employment Tribunal claims in 2017, which were ended after the landmark Supreme Court decision in R (on the application of UNISON) v Lord Chancellor.

Meanwhile, a report published recently by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Whistleblowing said that some whistleblowers found that cases were taking as long as 36 months to reach their conclusion.

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