Employment tribunal fees may be re-introduced

It has been reported that the government is looking at re-introducing fees for bringing  claims in the employment tribunal. Fees were abolished following UNISON’s legal challenge to their introduction, on the basis that they denied claimants access to justice. BackgroundRead on

Employment Tribunal claims leap by 90%

Employment tribunal fees were abolished on 26 July 2017. The Ministry of Justice has recently published figures showing the very significant impact this has had on the number of claims now being brought in the employment tribunal which has continued… Read on

Claim against overseas employees can go to employment tribunal

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled that an employment tribunal can hear a case brought by a whistleblower against  colleagues working overseas. Background The so-called “Lawson v Serco” test  is applied by employment tribunals in deciding whether an employee… Read on

Prison sentences and the Employment Tribunal

The recent High Court case of OCS Group Ltd v Dadi has provided an example of the serious consequences that can be faced where a party to legal proceedings acts in breach of orders of the court. In this particular… Read on

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

Stigma Damages in the Employment Tribunal

Most people are now familiar with the fact that compensation for whistleblowing and discrimination claims in the employment tribunal is uncapped. It is also becoming more widely known that this compensation can include elements for loss of earnings, injury to… Read on

New Employment Tribunal Limits for April 2017

Maximum and minimum awards in the Employment Tribunal will increase from 6 April 2017 in the following key ways: Unfair dismissal: cap on compensation awards rises from £78,962 to £80,541 Basic award: minimum basic awards for automatically unfair dismissal (for… Read on