Employment tribunals down 79%

Recent data shows a dramatic decline in the number of Employment Tribunal claims over October to December 2013. This is undoubtedly due to the introduction of fees which now need to be paid by claimants for bringing claims and having… Read on

Employment tribunal fees and current rates

All individuals who are pursuing claims at the Employment Tribunal will now have to pay both an issue fee and a hearing fee. The individual pays the fees and not the employer. The fees will apply to all claims started… Read on

Major changes to Employment Tribunals

Employment Tribunals have offered a free service to Claimants since they were introduced in the 1970s. However that all changed on the 29th July 2013 when fees were introduced for anyone starting a claim in the tribunal. A fee is… Read on

Employment Tribunal rules

The long-awaited new version of the Employment Tribunal rules will come into force on 29 July 2013 – the same day that tribunal fees are to be introduced. While the technical detail of the rules may be of more interest… Read on

Employment Tribunal fees set to be introduced on 29th July

Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunal Service has recently announced that fees for employment tribunal claims will be introduced on 29th July 2013, subject to parliamentary approval. Until now there has been no charge for starting or continuing claims in the… Read on

What is an employment tribunal?

Employment tribunals are a network of courts that only hear particular types of claims by employees, such as unfair dismissal claims and discrimination claims. They are presided over by an Employment Judge. Some cases will be heard by a panel… 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