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Claimants to wait 14 months for court hearings

Claimants to wait 14 months for court hearings

Press Release - 12 November 2020

According to research by employment law firm GQ|Littler, London South employment tribunal is not listing court hearings for discrimination cases until December 2021. Meanwhile Southampton is listing hearings for August 2021 and Bristol for April 2021.

Raoul Parekh commented: "The judicial system has suffered from years of underfunding. This has created a huge backlog as employment tribunals have limited capacity to manage the case load. This has been worsened by COVID-19 with schedules being pushed back even further".

"The pandemic has given rise to a whole host of new employment law issues. With a spike in tribunal cases widely anticipated, the problem is only likely to get worse before it gets better".

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