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Employment Relations Minister Jo Swinson has announced plans to reduce the number of workplace disputes that end up at Employment Tribunal.
The proposals include plans to:
Jo Swinson said:
“Employment Tribunals are costly for everyone, in terms of money but also time and stress. We need to tackle unrealistic expectations about the levels of compensation awards, especially when only 1 in 350 people who make a claim for unfair dismissal receive an award of more than their own salary, and the average award is less than £5,000. Tribunals should be the last resort not the first port of call.”