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Published Conference Proceedings - Paper
June 2011

Are Employment Tribunals a Barrier to Justice?

Lord, J 2011, Are Employment Tribunals a Barrier to Justice?, in: 'Salford Postgraduate Annual Research Conferencce (SPARC)', SPARC, Salford, UK, pp.79-102.

Abstract

 Two publications from the British Chamber of Commerce and Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development stated that the Employment Tribunal System is broken due to a number of reasons, including the amount of vexatious claims and the abuse of the system by claimants. The statements by the two employers organisations instigated an exploratory analysis of unfair dismissal claims from 1998 – 2011.The intention of the study is to analyse employment tribunals in respect of its purpose and whether the system is broken as purported by employers organisations. Through analysing users‘ perceptions of the Employment Tribunal Service, the intended outcome is to demonstrate that although there are problems with the system, it is not a barrier to justice and that it actually needs to be modernised to ensure that the service is accessible for people who have a dispute with an organisation.

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Lord, J ed. 2011, Salford Postgraduate Annual Research Conferencce (SPARC), SPARC, Salford, UK, pp.79-102.