Details of tribunals to be kept secret after ‘misuse’ claims

of employment tribunal cases are to be kept secret after complaints from unions
that the public register detailing applications is being misused.

Financial Times reports that the Government has decided that the details of
claims and responses should no longer be recorded, but judgments will continue
to be disclosed.

argue that the register is being used by lawyers to chase business and by
employers to ‘blackball’ workers they feel are chasing compensation.

decision comes after a review of tribunal regulations aimed at simplifying the
system that has seen a huge rise in cases. The latest figures show there was a
17 per cent increase in applications to tribunals last year.

new regulations will come into effect from October.

By Mike Berry

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