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Employment Tribunal Service

Volume 497: debated on Monday 12 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many times his Department and its predecessors have been taken to an employment tribunal in each of the last five years; what the reason cited in each case was; and in how many cases the tribunal found in favour of the (a) employee and (b) Department. (290535)

The Department has defended one case in each of the financial years 2007-08 and 2008-09 in employment tribunal hearings. The tribunal found in favour of the Department and predecessor, the Department for Education and Skills, in both cases. Information for 2005-06 and 2006-07 financial years could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

Further details on the above cases are suppressed on grounds of confidentiality.