Interim relief claims during the Coronavirus pandemic

Until recently, interim relief was rarely sought and even more rarely granted by Employment Tribunals (ET). For claimants, this remedy is both lucrative and possibly tactically advantageous. If the claimant succeeds, an employer can be required to reinstate them. If the employer is unwilling, they would be ordered to continue to pay the claimant’s salary until the case is finally determined.

It is easy to see the attraction. Any claimant’s salary paid does not require returning should the claim be unsuccessful at final hearing. In addition, the effect of the granting of interim relief may improve the claimant’s chances o...

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