Abolition of Employment Tribunal fees – What next?

In January 2017, the government published its review of employment tribunal fees which decided that there was no conclusive evidence that fees had prevented people from bringing claims. Hot on its heels, on 26 July 2017, the Supreme Court delivered… Read on

Tribunal fees are unlawful

The Supreme Court has rocked the Employment Tribunal system by ruling that Employment Tribunal issue and hearing fees prevent access to justice and are unlawful. It noted that there has been a sharp, substantial fall in the volume of case… Read on

Another substantial slump in Tribunal claims

Employment Tribunal claims have plunged by 100,000 – or 9,000 claims a month – since fees were introduced in 2013, new statistics show. TUC analysis shows that claims in 2012/13 were 191,541, but in 2015/16 were only 83,031. Discrimination claims,… Read on

Judgment on tribunal fees imminent

In July 2013, the Government introduced fees for claimants in the employment tribunals. Fees start from around £160 to issue a claim, with a further fee for a hearing starting at £230. The fee rises depending on the type of… Read on

Further challenge to tribunal fees allowed

The trade union UNISON is continuing its battle through the courts to challenge the Tribunal fees introduced by the government recently. UNISON say that the fees break EU law by denying access to justice. Their first challenge was not successful,… Read on

Employment law reform: 3 key updates

The Business Secretary, Vince Cable, has announced further proposals to reform the employment tribunal system with the aim of helping businesses. The Government has already increased to two years the period for which employees must work before gaining unfair dismissal… Read on