Your right to equal and fair treatment
Information contained in this document was relevant at December 2006 and may change at any time. Please do not use it as a substitute for high quality legal advice as we cannot vouch for the complete accuracy of the following information and it is intended as a guide only. The information is also edited for relevance to CH sufferers so must not be taken as complete.
New UK & European employment laws seem to be arriving almost daily. Employment law is a growing minefield for business owners and managers, and mistakes can be costly.
Britain's increasingly litigious society produced a 40% increase in cases at Employment Tribunals between 1998 and 2002, and the proportion of unfair dismissal claims is increasing steeply, 47% of the total last year. Average awards ranged from £6,000 for unfair dismissal to £23,000 for disability discrimination cases. Unfair dismissal maximum awards have been increased to £53,500 from February 2003, and there is no ceiling on awards for unlawful discrimination.