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Unfair Dismissals

Volume 893: debated on Wednesday 11 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many and what percentage of cases dealt with by conciliation officers after claims have been made for compensation for unfair dismissal have been withdrawn through the efforts of the conciliation officer; in how many and what percentage of such cases the claimant obtained no compensation; and in how many and in what percentage of such cases the claimant obtained compensation between £1 and £100, £101 and £200, £201 and £500, £501 and £1,000, £1,001 and £2,000, £2,001 and £3,000, £3,001 and £4,000, £4,001 and £5,200, in each of the six-month periods since the commencement of the right to claim compensation for unfair dismissal.

The latest figures available on the outcomes of complaints of unfair dismissal which are resolved during conciliation relate to the period from 28th February 1972 to 27th December 1974. These figures are analysed in the following tables:—See Tables on columns

917 to 200.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many and what percentage of claims for compensation for unfair dismissal which have been heard by industrial tribunals since the commencement of the right to claim compensation for unfair dismissal have resulted in success for the applicant; in how many and what percentage of such cases a recommendation was made for reinstatement and in how many and what percentage of cases in which such recommendation was made it was complied with; and in how many and what percentage of cases in which the claimant was successful he was awarded between £1 and £100, £101 and £200, £201 and £500, £501 and £1,000, £1,001 and £2,000, £2,001 and £3,000, £3,001 and £4,000, £4,001 and £5,200 in each of the six-month periods since the commencement of the right to claim compensation for unfair dismissal.

The latest figures available on the outcomes of tribunal hearings of complaints of unfair dismissal relate to the period from 28th February 1972 to 27th December 1974. These figures are analysed in the following tables. No information is readily available on the extent of compliance with recommendations of reinstatement or re-engagement.See Tables on columns

193 to 196.

TABLE 1
OUTCOMES OF TRIBUNAL HEARINGS OF COMPLAINTS OF UNFAIR DISMISSAL

March-September 1972*

October-December 1972*

All 1972

January-June 1973

July-December 1973

All 1973

January-June 1974

July-December 1974

All 1974

No.

%

No.

%

No.

%

No.

%

No.

%

No.

%

No.

%

No.

%

No.

%
Total hearings943100·0840100·01,783100·02,056100·01,902100·03,958100·01,783100·01,599100·03,382100·0
Cases rejected65068·953363·51,18366·31,27862·21,24465·42,52263·71,11562·598361·92,09862·0
Recommendations of re-engagement†131·4141·7271·5462·2452·4912·3301·7291·8591·7
Awards of compensation23424·824028·647426·655226·845824·11,01025·549827·947429·697228·7
Redundancy payment awards495·2475·6965·41778·61517·93288·31548·61177·32728·0
Other successful cases‡91·0111·3201·1261·3221·2481·2201·1332·1531·6

* Statistics were not kept on a six-monthly basis in 1972.

† Separate figures for recommendations of reinstatement were not kept until the last quarter of 1974. There were 3 recommendations of reinstatement in tha quarter.
‡ Findings of unfair dismissal or unfair dismissal with another remedy apart from those listed in the table.

Notes:

The numbers and percentages of outcomes given for each category of outcome total more than the numbers and percentages given for "Total Hearing" due to a small element of double counting where the complainant received more than one remedy.
The figures do not include 31 cases completed in 1973 for which there is no record of the outcome, so that it is not known whether the cases were resolved during conciliation or at a tribunal hearing.

TABLE 2
AMOUNTS OF TRIBUNAL AWARDS OF COMPENSATION*

Compensation Size Bands†

March-September 1972‡

October-December 1972‡

All 1972

January-June 1973

July-December 1973

All 1973

January-June 1974

July-September 1974

All 1974

No.

%

No.

%

No.

%

No.

%

No.

%

No.

%

No.

%

No.

%

No.

%
Less than £1008435·96527·114931·414125·512928·227026·711122·311323·822423·0
£100-£1995121·86025·011123·412622·89921·622522·311322·712025·323324·0
£200-£4995724·46326·312025·316930·612226·629128·815230·512626·627828·6
£500-£999229·42711·34910·35710·35111·110810·76212·46714·112913·3
£1,000-£1,999135·6145·8275·7356·3398·5747·3387·6234·9616·3
£2,000-£2,99952·193·8143·0122·271·5191·9142·8204·2343·5
£3,000-£3,99920·920·840·881·451·1131·330·620·450·5
£4,000-£5,20000040·761·3100·951·030·680·8
Total234100·0240100·0474100·0552100·0458100·01,010100·0498100·0474100·0972100·0

* These figures do not include cases where a redundancy payment was awarded.

† Size bands of compensation differ by £1 in each case from those stated in question due to method of collection of statistics. Amounts of compensation have been rounded up or down to the nearest £.
‡ Statistics were not kept on a six-monthly basis in 1972.

TABLE 1
OUTCOMES OF COMPLAINTS OF UNFAIR DISMISSAL RESOLVED DURING CONCILIATION

March-September 1972*

October-December 1972*

All 1972

January-June 1973

July-December 1973

All 1973*

January-June 1974

July-December 1974

All 1974

All 1972–74

No.

%

No.

%

No.

%

No.

%

No.

%

No.

%

No.

%

No.

%

No.

%

No.

%
Cases completed in conciliation1,628100·01,406100·03,034100·02,391100·02,177100·04,568100·02,688100·02,988100·05,676100·013,278
Withdrawals (no remedy)88454·375153·41,63553·91,24552·11,15353·02,39852·51,36550·81,30043·52,66547·06,69850·4
Re-instatement/Re-engagement†1448·8745·32187·21074·5864·01934·21324·91123·72444·36554·9
Compensation57335·257140·61,14437·71,01642·591942·21,93542·41,15543·01,53751·52,69247·45,77143·4
Redundancy payment342·1181·3521·7281·2200·9481·0411·5632·11041·82041·5
Other remedy‡100·3100·2100·1

* Statistics for 1972 are not available on a six-monthly basis.

† No separate statistics for re-instatement were kept until the last quartet of 1974.
‡ This category was introduced into the computer statistics in the last quarter of 1974 to take account of cases where there was no re-engagement, compensation or redundancy payment, but where there was some other remedy.

Notes:

The percentages given may total more than 100 per cent due to a small element of double counting where claimants received more than one remedy.
In 1973, there were 31 completed cases for which the outcome was not recorded in the computer statistics. These cases are not included in Table I because it is not known whether they were resolved during conciliation.

TABLE 2
AMOUNTS OF COMPENSATION AGREED IN CONCILIATED SETTLEMENTS

Compensation Size Bands†

March-September 1972*

October-December 1972*

All 1972

January-June 1973

July-December 1973

All 1973

January-June 1974

July-December 1974

All 1974

No.

%

No.

%

No.

%

No.

%

No.

%

No.

%

No.

%

No.

%

No.

%
Less than £10032456·527247·659652·148247·440243·788445·751844·867143·71,18944·2
£100-£19912020·913323·325322·127827·424526·752327·029932·541627·171526·6
£200-£4998514·810117·718616·316816·518019·634818·022519·531020·253519·9
£500-£999284·9366·3645·6535·2495·31025·3675·8744·81415·2
£1,000-£1,999122·1152·6272·4252·5353·8603·1312·7452·9762·8
£2,000-£2,99940·7111·9151·350·520·270·4100·9161·0261·0
£3,000-£3,999030·530·330·330·360·320·230·250·2
£4,000-£5,20000020·230·350·330·320·150·2
Total573100·0571100·01,144100·01,016100·0919100·01,935100·01,155100·01,537100·02,692100·0

* Statistics for 1972 were not kept on a six-monthly basis.

† The size bands differ from those stated in the question by £1 because of the basis on which the statistics have been collected. Amounts of compensation have been rounded up or down to the nearest £.
This analysis does not include redundancy payments.