A Law Commission report published this week makes a number of important recommendations for changes to the powers and jurisdiction of employment tribunals. It recommends enlarging employment tribunals’ jurisdiction to include breach of contract claims during employment; raising the limit on breach of contract claims to £100,000 (up from the current limit of £25,000); and extending the time limit for all employment claims to six months (currently the majority of claims must be brought within 3 months).
Blythe Liggins’ employment lawyer, Richard Moon says:
“Although the Law Commission has no power to change the law, its recommendations are expected to be considered by the Government in due course and in the past, more than two-thirds of its law reform recommendations have been implemented”
“These changes, if implemented, could lead to a surge in employee claims”