Recent figures released by Acas in its annual report have revealed a 15% increase in demand for assistance in resolving large-scale disputes over the last year.
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The Forum of Private Business is calling on the Government to protect small businesses against employees who exploit employment laws to make ‘vexatious claims' against them.
The Institute of Directors (IoD) has argued in its response to the consultation ‘Resolving Workplace Disputes’ that the Government’s proposed reforms to the employment tribunal system are flawed. The IoD does not believe that the proposals will achieve any significant reduction in the number of weak complaints or costs to business in terms of management time and lawyers’ fees.
The CBI has claimed that the employment tribunal system is failing businesses and individuals. It is meant to offer claimants and companies informal, quick and cost-effective judgements but, according to the CBI, the system is instead slow, legalistic and antagonistic.