The government is set to change the employment tribunal system to deter employees from bringing actions.

New legislation was introduced by secretary of State for Trade and Industry, Stephen Byers, ...

The government is set to change the employment tribunal system to deter employees from bringing actions.

New legislation was introduced by secretary of State for Trade and Industry, Stephen Byers, which means people bringing `unreasonable' cases could have costs of up to £10,000 awarded against them. Tribunals will also be given the power to strike out ill-founded claims which have no real chance of success. The number of tribunal cases has been rising by 10% or 15% over the last few years.