Employment Tribunal Delays: A Rising Concern - Protective Award Claims
Mohammed Balal has managed to settle some Protective Award Claims in just four weeks after they began.
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Recently, we've seen longer wait times for Employment Tribunal cases, especially those close to their final hearings. This affects both people making claims (claimants) and those responding to them. This situation has major impacts on the fairness and employment laws. We'll discuss the reasons for this delay, its effects, and how Solicitor Mohammed Balal has helped make things faster when dealing with Protective Award Claims.
Why are there Delays?
People involved in Employment Tribunal cases have noticed long waits to hear back from the Tribunal. Some reasons for this include administrative problems, cases not being correctly handled, or being sent to the wrong teams.
Information from the Ministry of Justice shows that people wait more than 49 weeks from when they make their claim to their first hearing. Several reasons cause this long wait.
- More Claims: Since fees were removed in 2017, more employment claims are being made. The systems in place haven't been able to keep up.
- COVID-19: The pandemic caused even more delays.
How Long are People Waiting?
There's a growing list of waiting cases. The average time from making a claim to the first hearing has increased. On February 8, 2023, Mike Freer from the Ministry of Justice talked about this problem. Some data suggests that it can take up to a year to get to the first hearing. This first hearing is just to give instructions. In some situations, there might be other hearings before the final one.
Effects of the Long Wait
An average employment tribunal case now takes more than two years. This long wait affects justice and employment laws. Both claimants and respondents suffer because they have to wait for so long. It can cause money problems, stress, and worry. If they wait too long, people might not remember events clearly, which can affect their case.
How Solicitor Mohammed Balal is Helping
In this challenging situation, our expert, Mohammed Balal, is working hard to make things faster for our clients. Even though some cases started in 2021, they won't have their final hearings until possibly October 2024.
However, Mohammed Balal has managed to settle some Protective Award Claims in just four weeks after they began. Clients with him get faster results. Usually, with his help, cases get resolved in six months, much faster than the usual two-year wait.
Right now, Employment Tribunal cases have a lot of delays. This is tough for both claimants and respondents. But thanks to the hard work of Mohammed Balal, many people are finding quicker solutions and relief from this problem.