Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Industrial Relations: British small businesses shy away from employment tribunals

Small businesses in Britain are shying away from employment tribunals with 100% of firms with fewer than 50 employees settling every claim made against them - despite advice that they would win almost half the cases. Over a quarter settled even if they believed the claim lacked validity.

It is hardly surprising, these tribunals are not only time consuming and costly - they are a bureaucratic nightmare riddled with inconsistencies.

All together now, one - two - three - "Oh you wont get me I'm part of the union, you wont get me I'm part of the union...."