23 July 2010
Employment tribunals 'need an overhaul'
There needs to be a radical overhaul of the employment tribunal system, one expert has claimed.
According to the Employment Lawyers Association (ELA), the method needs to be looked at to deal with the rising number of claims from disgruntled employees, Personnel Today reports.
It comes after the Tribunal Service reported a 56 per cent rise in the number of complaints lodged, which may see an increases in the number of redundancy lawyers.
The ELA came to the conclusion after asking its 5,500 members to get grass-roots views of what is happening.
On the topic of pay claims, the news provider observed 75 per cent favoured the creation of a specialised court to deal with the scheme.
The report comes after Portsmouth Football Club were forced to pay compensation of £100,000 to nine former employees.
Judge Richard Byrne upheld the claim launched by the group of unfair dismissal after the club went into administration.
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