SINCE employment tribunal fees were abolished in July 2017, there has been a significant increase in the number of UK employment tribunal claims.
The number of single claims made between July and September 2019 went up by more than a third (38 per cent) compared to the same period in 2018.
Fortunately for practices, help is at hand in MDDUS’ Legal Representation and Indemnity (LRI) package.
This product provides a number of benefits, including additional cover and assistance with employment tribunal complaints.
In cases where an employee is awarded financial compensation, following representation of a practice by our legal partners, the award will be met on the practice's behalf by MDDUS. This would provide members with a significant saving considering disability claimants have been awarded in excess of £200,000.
Employment tribunals will pay out compensation based on loss of earnings, injury to feelings and interest. There is a cap of one year’s salary on unfair dismissal cases however compensation of discrimination claims is unlimited which could have a massive financial impact on a practice.
LRI includes payment of legal costs from our external partners who are leading UK employment law specialists, with expertise in:
- Complex grievances
- Disciplinary issues where dismissal is a possible outcome
- Discrimination, harassment and bullying
- Absence and capability issues, for example where the employee may be considered disabled under the Equality Act 2010
- Redundancy and restructuring
- Settlement agreements
- Employment tribunal complaints.
Note that all GP/GDP employers within the group practice scheme must be a member of MDDUS to qualify for this support.
For further information, please visit the LRI information page or contact our membership department on 0333 043 0000