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CBI: Employment tribunals are failing businesses

Date Added: 18/04/2011  

Employment tribunals are failing small businesses, as well as workers, according to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).

Reacting to the government's Resolving Workplace Disputes consultation, Katja Hall, the CBI's chief policy director, stated that early agreements for a fair settlement need to be encouraged.

She explained that valid claims need to be heard quicker, while those not worthy should be weeded out at an early stage.

Ms Hall said: "We are saddled with a tribunal system that is expensive, stressful and time-consuming for all parties."

She added that it is in the interests of small businesses and employees for a more improved tribunals system to be introduced.

This comes shortly after Andrew Goodwin, senior economic advisor to the Ernst & Young ITEM Club, warned bosses to be wary of the poor economic prospects of the UK during 2011.

He predicted a "largely stagnated" situation over the course of the year, with subdued levels of growth anticipated.

Posted by Julie Cutts 

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