Unions offer better chance of tribunal wins

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Unions offer better chance of tribunal winsOn 1 Feb 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article More than nine in 10 employment tribunal cases backed by trade unions areresulting in a settlement – about twice the national average, according to newfigures released by the TUC. Of more than 2,200 new cases reported by unions as being completed in theyear to October 1999, 92 per cent culminated in either a tribunal win or acompromise agreement, according to the survey, Focus on Employment Tribunals.Unions claimed legal victory in 17 per cent of the reported cases, comparedwith 12 per cent across the board, and achieved conciliated settlements in 75per cent compared with 34 per cent overall. Union backing also spells higher payouts for claimants, the figures suggest.The average sex discrimination, race discrimination and unfair dismissal awardsthis year were £4,044, £5,000 and £2,388 respectively, according to LabourMarket Trends, whereas the unions recorded averages of £9,191, £11,788 and£4,552. last_img read more