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Employment: Discrimination

Ministry of Justice written question – Answered 20 November 2017

Naseem Shah Labour, Bradford West

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many claims of (a) age, (b) disability, (c) race, (d) religion or belief, (e) sex and (f) sexual orientation discrimination were (i) successful and (ii) unsuccessful at hearing in each year from 2012-13 to 2016-17.

Hansard Source

Dominic Raab The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

The tables below show the number of Employment Tribunal claims disposed of at hearing, by outcome, for each financial year from April 2012 to March 2017, where the main jurisdiction was a discrimination complaint1.

Financial Year April 2012 – March 2013
Main Jurisdiction Complaint Successful at hearing Unsuccessful at hearing 2
Age discrimination 16 112
Disability discrimination 100 374
Race discrimination 54 426
Religion or belief discrimination 10 31
Sex discrimination 104 284
Sexual orientation discrimination 9 25
Financial Year April 2013 – March 2014
Main Jurisdiction Complaint Successful at hearing Unsuccessful at hearing 2
Age discrimination 11 75
Disability discrimination 100 401
Race discrimination 74 381
Religion or belief discrimination 3 21
Sex discrimination 95 248
Sexual orientation discrimination 5 25
Financial Year April 2014 – March 2015
Main Jurisdiction Complaint Successful at hearing Unsuccessful at hearing 2
Age discrimination 4 57
Disability discrimination 87 226
Race discrimination 43 230
Religion or belief discrimination 0 22
Sex discrimination 58 103
Sexual orientation discrimination 4 6
Financial Year April 2015 – March 2016
Main Jurisdiction Complaint Successful at hearing Unsuccessful at hearing 2
Age discrimination 6 40
Disability discrimination 67 177
Race discrimination 29 163
Religion or belief discrimination 3 6
Sex discrimination 28 75
Sexual orientation discrimination 3 6
Financial Year April 2016 – March 2017
Main Jurisdiction Complaint Successful at hearing Unsuccessful at hearing 2
Age discrimination 9 44
Disability discrimination 69 179
Race discrimination 23 133
Religion or belief discrimination 7 5
Sex discrimination 32 55
Sexual orientation discrimination 2 7

1 A claim can be brought under one or more different jurisdictions, for example under Age discrimination and Equal pay. The table shows the number of claims disposed at hearing where the main jurisdiction is a discrimination jurisdiction.

2 Includes “Unsuccessful at hearing” formerly “Dismissed at hearing – Otherwise” and “Dismissed at a preliminary hearing” formerly Dismissed at hearing – Out of scope”.

Although care is taken when processing and analysing the data, the details are subject to inaccuracies inherent in any large-scale case management system and are the best data that are available.