BNI – 60 Seconds – 9th November

Can your clients afford to settle an employment tribunal claim?

Now, I don’t like scarring you, but in 2009 – 10, there were 392,800 claims of which 24% were working time directive related, 19% were unauthorised deductions from wages and 32% were unfair dismissal, breach of contract or redundancy related.

– In 2008 – 09 the highest award for unfair dismissal was just over £84k while the average was just under £8k. This excludes time and the cost of advice and representation.
– For Race Discrimination the maximum award was just over £1.3m and the average award was £32,115.
– Disability Discrimination cases settled by the tribunals included a case awarded £388,612, averaging £27,235.
– For cases with Sexual Orientation Discrimination jurisdiction, the maximum award handed down was for £63,222, and these cases averaged awards of £23,668.

The biggest gift you can give your clients this year, is to make sure they are fully compliant with employment legislation.

Today, I want to help you to protect your best client. I am looking for a referral to your best client (as long as they are an employer).