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Employment tribunal fees ruled unlawful

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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

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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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