Council spends over £75,000 fighting employment tribunal claims

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Six employment tribunal claims have been lodged against Cheshire East Council in the past year.

In the last 12 months, the Council has handled six employment tribunal claims from former and current employees which have been time consuming and costly to defend as well as potentially having a negative impact on the reputation of the Council.

Of these six employment tribunal claims, one case was found in the Council's favour, two cases were settled, one was withdrawn by the applicant and the other two are on-going.

A report prepared for the Staffing Committee on the lessons learnt from these six employment tribunal claims against the Council revealed that the total external legal costs associated with these employment tribunal claims is £75,400 (plus VAT) to date.

Plus there is likely to be additional costs associated with the two on-going cases.

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Bob Bracegirdle
Tuesday 26th February 2019 at 5:42 pm
Having worked for Councils elsewhere in the country it seems to me that Cheshire East are at sixes and sevens whatever they are involved in. You certainly cannot speak to anyone actually doing a job there. Only a middle guy or worse a computer voice.

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