Employment Tribunal: The Potential Cost to Your Business – Employment Tribunal Payments | Consensus HR | Outsourced HR Services
Since the introduction of fees, the employment tribunal has, thankfully, become a less common destination for business owners and HR professionals.
52% of all claims submitted, on average in the last 10 years, settle through Acas or are withdrawn, including cases which are settled privately. Of those that were pursued, only 8% of cases were successful at trial. This is over the same 10-year period, with the remainder of cases being either unsuccessful, struck out, dismissed at a preliminary hearing, or a default judgment granted.
However, when a case does come to court, the amount of the award can cost the employer dearly. This is why the Consensus HR team always emphasises the importance of being proactive rather than reactive. We ensure our clients are following the law and best practice in the easiest most effective way possible.
The latest annual statistics show that during 2021/22 the types of tribunals and average compensation awarded were:
Number of claims awarded compensation 633
Average award £13,541
Race Discrimination jurisdictions
Number of claims awarded compensation 30
Average award £27,607
Sex Discrimination jurisdictions
Number of claims awarded compensation 45
Average award £24,630
Disability Discrimination jurisdictions
Number of claims awarded compensation 93
Average award £26,172
Religious Discrimination jurisdictions
Number of claims awarded compensation 10
Average award £19,709
Sexual Orientation Discrimination jurisdictions
Number of claims awarded compensation 6
Average award £32,680
Age Discrimination jurisdictions
Number of claims awarded compensation 11
Average award £18,623
At Consensus HR, we work with our clients to ensure that the correct policies, procedures and contracts are put into place and then acted upon. This ensures that the company operates well,
- improves on bottom line profit,
- reduces operating costs, and
- is an employer of choice.
It involves rewarding your team adequately for the work they complete and with relevant management as needed. This isn’t an easy or quick task. One of our favourite sayings at Consensus HR is: “Rome was not built in a day”. Our HR services enable us to support our clients on a continual basis to continually improve whilst having a return on investment.
Avoid the cost and stress of an employment tribunal! Talk to the team at Consensus HR. Let’s explore your HR practices and avoid any people-based problems. Should you be involved with an employment tribunal, we can help you prepare for and navigate the process involved.
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