Avalanche of employment claims expected

23 Jun 2020

The employment tribunal backlog must be cleared before the anticipated avalanche of post-covid claims hits, the Law Society warned. 

It said employment tribunals need increased resources to deliver justice swiftly but employers and employees are already facing long periods of uncertainty because of long waiting times for cases to be heard. 

A spike in employment cases is expected in the coming days.

President of the employment tribunals for England and Wales judge Barry Clarke recently said there is likely to be an increase in redundancy-related dismissals as the government’s coronavirus job retention scheme (CJRS) is wound down. 

The CJRS is due to close on 31 October 2020.

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