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Supreme Court Rules That Employment Tribunal Fees Are Unlawful

The Supreme Court has held that employment tribunal fees are unlawful in both UK and EU law The Judgment: Employment Tribunal Fees Unlawful The Supreme Court ruled unanimously that employment tribunal fees were “inconsistent with access to justice” They had brought about a 70% fall in the number of claims being commenced. Not only did […]

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Employment Tribunal Fees Supreme Court Appeal: Judgment Awaited

The Supreme Court will shortly hand down its Judgment in UNISON’s Employment Tribunal fees appeal – R (on the application of UNISON) v Lord Chancellor (2017). The appeal was heard by the Supreme Court on the 27th and 28th March 2017. After the hearing, UNISON stated: “The government’s decision to demand a fee from anyone […]

House of Commons Justice Committee Concludes That Employment Tribunal Fees Have Had An Adverse Impact On Access To Justice

The House of Commons Justice Committee recently released an absolutely damning report upon Employment Tribunal Fees, which were introduced by the then Coalition Government back in 2013. The fees were pitched at completely exorbitant levels, and have led to a reduction in claims being instigated in the Employment Tribunal of almost 70%. The House of Commons […]