Employment discrimination claimants face waiting until at least December 2021 for their hearings because of a lack of resources
Employment discrimination claimants may have to wait until at least December 2021 for their hearings because of a lack of resources, research has shown.
According to specialist employment law firm GQ|Littler, the problem is likely to worsen with an anticipated increase in pandemic-related claims – despite new measures to deal with the problems.
Hearings in discrimination cases are not, for instance, being listed at London South employment tribunal until December 2021; while in Southampton hearings are currently being listed for August 2021, and in Bristol for April 2021.
The research demonstrates the mounting pressure on the courts and tribunals and the potential impact for litigating parties.