The Ministry of Justice has recently released its report on employment tribunal statistics for January to March 2023.
- Employment tribunals received 8,100 single claim receipts and disposed of 9,000 single claim cases;
- Employment tribunals received 15,000 multiple claim receipts and disposed of 11,000; and
- 477,000 claims remained outstanding for the year 2022/2023.
However, the report does acknowledge that the tribunals began to use a new case management system in September 2022 therefore, it is not been possible for the tribunal to provide full results from both databases. This has led to inconsistencies in the data, with cases from the new system not being included in the statistics.
What does this mean for Employers?
The high level of outstanding claims means that claims are taking longer to be heard, leaving both parties in limbo with rising legal fees and undue stress.