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Disruptive Dismissals

Volume 975: debated on Monday 3 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the annual rate of referrals to industrial tribunals in the case of disruptive dismissals; and what is the percentage of reinstatements and financial compensation awards.

Information is not available on the proportion of dismissals which cause industrial disruption and are subsequently referred to an industrial tribunal. In 1978, of those cases which result in a decision of unfair dismissal by industrial tribunals, 3 per cent. resulted in reinstatement and 97 per cent. resulted in financial compensation.