Tribunal system branded ‘too complex’

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Tribunal system branded ‘too complex’On 25 May 2004 in Personnel Today The employment tribunal system is too complex, overly legalistic and tootime consuming, according to a former employment tribunal chair. Harold Tavroges, who chaired tribunals in England for more than 20 years,claims that officials are now hampered by layers of bureaucracy and a multitudeof legal technicalities, which are removing the scope for ‘common sense’rulings. He said employment tribunals were now poorly regarded by employers and staffbecause of the increasing legalistic approach and the growing length of cases. “The tribunal system started off well and worked effectively,” hesaid. “They were there so justice could be done fairly and without a greatdeal of fuss. It was a very effective system of resolving disputes betweenemployers and employees. “However, I think there’s a general feeling that the common senseapproach has gone out of tribunals. The system is overly bureaucratic, with toomany technical points. I think cases will start rising again rather than goingdown,” he said. Tavroges, speaking at the North East Chartered Institute of Personnel andDevelopment AGM, said he was worried about the increasing length of time thatcases take to resolve, but said the growing use of legal representation andadvice meant that tribunal’s were being hamstrung. Go to the full story Related posts:No related photos.last_img

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