Employment Tribunals Service

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 12th June 2015.

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Photo of Justin Madders Justin Madders Labour, Ellesmere Port and Neston

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department has taken to identify the number of people who have not pursued employment tribunal claims since the introduction of fees for those tribunals.

Photo of Nicholas Boles Nicholas Boles The Minister for Universities and Science, Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (Jointly with the Department for Education)

The Government collects data on the number of claims being taken to tribunal, and how those cases are disposed of. It does not collect data on the number of people with an employment dispute who do not pursue a tribunal claim.

The Government is committed to encouraging people to resolve their disputes at the earliest point. Employment tribunals should be the last resort where earlier attempts to resolve workplace disputes have failed.

My right hon. Friend, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Courts and Legal Aid, has recently announced the start of the review of Employment Tribunal fees. Further details are available on the Ministry of Justice website.

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