Acas has published its annual report for 2007-08. The figures show a jump in the number of tribunal claims received by Acas for conciliation, with the number of claims by main ground of complaint rising from 105,177 last year to 151,249 this year.
Including all grounds of complaint, the total number of claims received by Acas rose from 180,420 last year to 227,782 this year, a rise of 26 per cent. The jump can be attributed to a substantial increase in the number of equal pay complaints, up to 58,513 from 27,497 last year.
This made equal pay the most cited ground of complaint. Unfair dismissal, which is usually the most popular ground of claim, was second with 43,231 total complaints.
For me what is interesting data is theat we have not factored in any job losses which seem imminent as the UK economy runs into difficulties.
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