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Gender, age and employment tribunal claims

Gender, age and employment tribunal claims

Corby, Susan and Dennison, Paul (2007) Gender, age and employment tribunal claims. Project Report. Department of Trade and Industry, London, UK.

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The characteristics and experiences of claimants in Employment Tribunal (ET) cases varies by the age and gender of claimants, and in addition by the jurisdictional composition of cases. The resultant pattern by age and gender is complex, but some interesting patterns emerge.
Women were more likely to settle their case than men but, when it came to a hearing, men and women were equally successful. Women were also more likely to have experienced non-financial negative effects from taking a case (e.g. stress or ill health). Men are more confident about their chance of success, less likely to settle and less likely to say they were seeking an apology from their employer.
Younger claimants were more likely than older claimants to use the CAB and family and friends for advice and representation. Younger claimants were also more likely to say they were seeking an apology from their employer rather than re-instatement and were more successful than other age groups at ET hearings.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Additional Information: DTI publication number URN 07/1148.
Uncontrolled Keywords: employment relations, employment tribunal,
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business > Department of Systems Management & Strategy
Faculty of Business > Work & Employment Research Unit (WERU)
Faculty of Business > Centre for Work and Employment Research (CREW) > Work & Employment Research Unit (WERU)
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