Employers who do not pay awards made by employment tribunals will be publicly named and shamed as the government clamps down on employers who disregard tribunal rulings. Defaulting employers' names will be entered onto the Register of Judgments, which can be searched by employees or the public for a fee.
According to the government, evidence suggests that payment of tribunal awards is not always promptly made, requiring claimants to take enforcement action in the County or High Courts, which can be a costly and time consuming process. This move is intended to promote compliance with tribunal decisions at an early stage.
Names of defaulting employers will only be entered onto the Register once the claimant has lodged the tribunal decision at Court for enforcement, so this will not happen automatically.