Labour & European Law Review
13 April 2014
A new report published last week by the TUC and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers has found that workplace compensation claims have dropped by more than half in the last ten years.
If an employer fails to consult appropriate representatives in a collective redundancy situation a tribunal can make a protective award of up to 90 days’ pay; or if they fail to inform and consult representatives prior to a transfer, it can award 13 weeks' pay.
Although covert tape recordings have been held to be inadmissible at tribunals, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held in Punjab National Bank (International) Ltd and ors v Gosain that there is no rule to that effect and tribunals must carry out their own balancing exercise when trying to decide whether they are admissible.