If you have been awarded an Employment Tribunal or ACAS Concilliation award and are having trouble getting what's due to you, help is at hand.
A new procedure called the Fast Track scheme was introduced in 2010 to make it easier and quicker for people who have won Employment Tribunal awards or ACAS Conciliation settlements to use High Court Enforcement Officers (HCEO) to actually get paid their award.
The new scheme was launched because Government research in 2009 showed that a shocking 39% of those with an award had not been paid at all, and only 53% had been paid in full. At The Sheriffs Office, we are finding a rapid increase in the number of awards being enforced through High Court Enforcement Officers - from 386 in 2009 to 1,924 in 2011 (source: The Registry Trust).
Should you require any further information or have any questions please contact us where our team will be happy to assist you.