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Unfair Dismissals

Volume 894: debated on Monday 23 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many and what percentage of applications for compensation for unfair dismissal to have been heard by industrial tribunals have been successful during the period since the Trade Union and Labour Relations Act came into force; and how many and what percentage of such claims were suc-

OUTCOMES OF TRIBUNAL HEARINGS OF COMPLAINTS OF UNFAIR DISMISSAL
July-September 1974October-December 1974*
NumberPer cent.NumberPer cent.
Total Hearings678100·0921100·0
Cases Rejected42963·355460·2
Recommendations of Re-engagement†81·2212·3
Awards of Compensation19128·228330·7
Redundancy Payments Awards558·1737·9
Other Successful Cases‡101·5232·5
* The figures for this quarter are comprised of applications made either under the Industria Relations Act or the Trade Union and Labour Relations Act. An analysis under each Act is not available.
† Separate figures for recommendations of reinstatement were not kept until the last quarter o 1974. There were three recommendations of reinstatement in that quarter.
‡ Findings of unfair dismissal with another remedy apart from those listed in the table.

Note: 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.