Outstanding Equal Pay Claims
24 August 2011
There are interesting tidbits of tribunal statistics in Hansard.
For example, on 31st January 2011, Jonathan Djanogly MP, Under-Secretary of State, MoJ answered a written question from Fiona Mactaggart MP about how many equal pay cases from previous years remained in the tribunal system.1
The figures reflect what we already knew: that many Equal Pay claims are large and complicated, so they take time to resolve.
What the statistics clarify is just how long it can take. About a third of claimants from 2000-1 were still waiting for a resolution about a decade later.
In fairness, 2000-1 does seem to have been a particularly difficult year. Most of the claims brought between 2001 and 2005 have been resolved.
Even so, the half-life of an Equal Pay Claim seems to be about 5 years – at that point you have about a 50% chance of having won, lost, settled or withdrawn. While that is a lot better than ten years, it is still a long time to be involved in something as stressful and difficult as litigation.blog comments powered by Disqus