Archive | July, 2017

Employment tribunal fees ruled unlawful


Fees for bringing employment tribunal claims have been ruled unlawful, and the government will now have to make good their promise to repay up to £32m to claimants. The government introduced fees of (up to) £1,200 in 2013 to weed out weak claims and reduce the number of claims to an over burdened system, which […]

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Massive drop in Employment Tribunal claims leads to fees being scrapped


The number of cases taken to employment tribunals had fallen by 79% since fees were introduced, a 2016 government review has found. Unions called for the fees of up to £ 1,200 to be scrapped, saying the slump in claims mostly affected low-paid women. Unison brought the claim on the grounds the fees were unconstitutional […]

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