Evolved HR – EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNAL REFORMS…… And… So what !! Surely it does not affect me! Does it?
What an open question, Evolved Hr explores.
- From 2013, anyone wishing to raise a claim HAD to pay a fee of between £350 and £1200 – from the introduction of this fee, claims dropped by 70% (Some experts say they can’t guarantee it was a result of the fee introduction … Really !)
- There are now NO fees and all fees that have been paid will be refunded – and so in my estimation, the flood gates are open and there will be a huge up rise in claims – There is also talk of allowing ‘out of time’ claims to be put forward (Out of time means claims more than 3 months from the date of termination/specific event).
- This NOW opens up claims for simple things such as a breach of contract (Do you have contracts in place, legally every employee must have a contract within 8 weeks of starting), unlawful deduction of wages to the higher cost impacts of unfair/constructive dismissal, discrimination (A whole range of employment issues that may have been ‘overlooked’)
I’m not telling you this to worry you or to tell you as a business what you should and should not do. I hope I am providing you with relevant and timely information on a number of major changes that may affect you now or in the future and therefore giving you the opportunity to ensure your are legally compliant. If you have a HR on board or are aligned to an outsourced specialist, I suggest you contact them ASAP and confirm that you are up to date with your contracts and terms & conditions.
If this is all new to you, I am happy to provide you initial free advice, call me on 07392 752705 or email Suzanne.Cullen@evolvedhr.co.uk
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