Most employers settle tribunal cases out-of-court, despite good odds of making a successful defence if pursued through the courts.
The Ministry of Justice figures for the first three months of the year indicated that employers tended to win most cases if they were pursued, with the majority being struck out or successfully defended.
Dan Peyton, an employment law partner at McGuireWoods, told HRZone.co.uk it was often cheaper to give in early rather than fight and win, and moreover just 13% of all claims disposed of by employment tribunals were successful.
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