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Tribunal Fees and Workplace Discrimination

Graham Watson

4th November 2016

Interesting labour market story hereInteresting labour market story here, with the TUC arguing that the decision to charge people for bringing claims of unfair treatment to Employment Tribunals has seen a significant reduction in the number of cases.

In part, that's what the charges were intended to do - reduce the number of flawed claims but "the TUC found unfair dismissal claims have fallen by 73% since 2012-13, the year before the introduction of the fees. Discrimination cases on grounds of sex have dropped by 71%, race by 58% and disability by 54%". It's unlikely that workplace behaviour has changed to that extent.

Graham Watson

Graham Watson has taught Economics for over twenty years. He contributes to Tutor2U, reads voraciously and is interested in all aspects of Teaching and Learning.

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