The Tribunals Service has published statistics for the second quarter of 2010/2011 (1 July 2010 to 30 September 2010), showing a decrease in the overall number of claims for the quarter, compared to the same period the previous year.

The statistics show that:

  • 57,100 employment tribunal (ET) claims were accepted in the second quarter of 2010/2011. This is 8% less than in the second quarter of 2009/2010 but 77% more than in the second quarter in 2008/2009.
  • Of the 57,100 ET claims accepted in the second quarter of 2010/2011, 15,600 were single claims (19% less than the number accepted in the second quarter of 2009/2010) and 41,500 were multiple claims (3% less than the number accepted in the second quarter of 2009/2010).
  • There were 103,500 jurisdictional complaints received in the second quarter of 2010/2011. The most popular types of claim related to working time (25%) and unauthorised deduction from wages (21%). 26,000 claims (25%) were associated with unfair dismissal, redundancy and breach of contract.
  • However, claims relating to TUPE, equal pay, sex discrimination, and unauthorised deductions have increased by 54%, 45%, 32% and 30% respectively.
  • The ET disposed of 26,500 claims in the second quarter of 2010/2011.
  • Of the total claims disposed of in the second quarter of 2010/2011, 33% were ACAS conciliated, 31% were withdrawn and 11% were successful at hearing.