The poor economic climate resulted in a startling increase in the number of redundancy pay claims between 2007/08 and 2009/10 from 7,300 to 19,000 and an increase in the number of claims alleging breach of employers’ duties to inform and consult during the same period from 4,500 to 7,500.* With economic prospects in the private sector remaining uncertain and significant public sector cuts continuing for the foreseeable future it is likely that this trend in increased litigation will continue as greater numbers of employers will be required to consider redundancies. AEL members assist employers and employees alike by providing cost effective advice with a view to avoiding litigation and advocacy services where employment tribunal proceedings are unavoidable.


Employment Tribunal and EAT statistics 2009-10 (GB) 1 April 2009 to 31 March 2010, Ministry of Justice