Annual employment tribunal and EAT statistics
Annual employment tribunal and EAT statistics

The following Employment practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Annual employment tribunal and EAT statistics
  • Background
  • Employment tribunal claims received
  • Employment tribunal compensation awards by case type
  • Employment tribunal costs awards
  • Appeals received by the Employment Appeal Tribunal
  • Employment tribunal quarterly statistics

Annual employment tribunal and EAT statistics

Coronavirus (COVID-19): All proceedings in employment tribunals in England, Wales and Scotland during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and until further notice are operating in accordance with the Presidential guidance and directions now issued, which profoundly affect normal practice. See Practice Note: Operation of employment tribunals during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic for full information.


The annual employment tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) statistics are of interest to employment lawyers for assessing:

  1. any discernible trends in employment litigation

  2. the impact of the fees regime (which was in place from 29 July 2013 until it was declared unlawful and void ab initio by the Supreme Court on 26 July 2017) has had on the number of claims presented to employment tribunals (for further information see Practice Note: The unlawfulness of employment tribunal and EAT fees: decision and implications)

  3. compensation that might be awarded to successful claimants in different case types, albeit with the need to take into account that:

    1. compensation is highly dependent on the facts and circumstances of each individual case, so compensation awarded in one case does not reflect what would necessarily be awarded in another

    2. the annual statistics do not take into account amounts of compensation agreed between parties in confidential settlements

On 29 September 2020 the Ministry of Justice published the employment tribunal and

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