Lawyers warn employment claims may spike after tribunal reforms

first_img Share KCS-content Show Comments ▼ Lawyers warn employment claims may spike after tribunal reforms Thursday 27 January 2011 7:53 pm Tags: NULL whatsapp whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof PROPOSED changes to employment tribunal laws risk encouraging lengthier, more expensive claims that could mean businesses having to pay uncapped compensation fees.The employment tribunal reforms – announced yesterday by the government – aim to reduce unfair dismissal claims by changing the qualification period from one to two years. But the changes could lead unhappy employees to seek alternative access to the courts through discrimination claims, with the onus on the employer to dispute the claim and prove it false. “If unfair dismissal claims are made harder then employees are more likely to find another way of phrasing a claim,” said employment lawyer Bettina Bender at CM Murray. “Discrimination claims are longer and harder to fight, with no cap on potential compensation.”Compensation for unfair dismissal claims is currently capped at £65,300, but will rise to £68,400 on 1 February. last_img

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