HR News - 29 July 2019
The average waiting time between employment tribunal receiving a claim and when that claim is heard in a tribunal reached 237 days this year, the equivalent of eight months and up 14% from 207 days last year, says GQ|Littler.
GQ|Littler says the increasing average waiting time is exacerbating problems for employers who face uncertainty for months over the outcome of a claim, with senior management often distracted from more strategic management issues as a result. Employees are also frustrated by the delay in resolution of their complaints.
Raoul Parekh, Partner at GQ|Littler, says: “Many businesses facing an employment claim feel like they are operating under a cloud until that claim is dealt with. That’s why it’s important to get these claims dealt with quickly.”
“But at current trend Employment Tribunals will soon reach breaking point.”
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