More than two out of three employers (69%) say they have no effective protection against employees making wholly unjustifiable claims to Employment Tribunals. This is a key finding from a survey of employers’ experiences of managing workplace conflict, published by the CIPD.
The Conflict Management survey report shows three in five respondents (61%) have experience of an employee claiming unfair dismissal and ‘tagging on’ a discrimination claim in the hope of getting more compensation. Fifty-five per cent say they have endured a complaint against their organisation on malicious grounds.
More than half (52%) think the law on unfair dismissal should be amended to make it easier for employers to dismiss. A similar proportion (54%) also support more effective case management to identify ‘vexatious’ claims, with exactly half supporting the move to require Tribunals to award costs against losing claimants.