The House of Commons has spent over £100,000 fighting staff employment tribunals, the Huffington Post UK can reveal.

Following a Freedom of Information request, the House of Commons revealed that it had faced 16 employment tribunal claims since May 2010, spending £91,310.93 on legal costs. Five of the cases were settled at a total additional cost of £14,218.96.

The revelation comes after a Channel 4 investigation found a third of young aides working for MPs claim to have been victim to their drunken sexual advances.

Reported by the Huffington Post UK. You can read the full story here. 

I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare since ever since.