Employment Tribunals Service

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 23rd September 2015.

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Photo of Lord Beecham Lord Beecham Shadow Spokesperson (Housing), Shadow Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government), Shadow Spokesperson (Justice)

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on the number of applications to employment tribunals of the increase in the qualifying period of employment from one year to two since it was introduced.

Photo of Baroness Neville-Rolfe Baroness Neville-Rolfe The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

Changes in the number of claims for unfair dismissal cannot easily be attributed to the increase in the qualifying period because of other changes to the employment tribunal system.

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