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, which carry the heftiest Tribunal fee, have seen the most distinctive drops.
A review into the Tribunal fee system is currently underway, and the Justice Minister has reported last week that it is making good progress and its conclusions are going to be announced “in due course”.
The review comes amid calls from MPs for substantial cuts in the fees which they claim are denying employees’ justice.