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Employment Tribunal Claims Have Increased Significantly Since The Scrapping Of Fees

The National User Group of Employment Tribunals has reported that employment tribunal claims have increased considerably in some regions since the scrapping of fees, following the Supreme Court ruling that the fees were unlawful. The Statistics Figures released by the Ministry of Justice show that 7,042 single claims were received during the period July 2017 […]

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Reimbursement of Employment Tribunal Fees

Back on the 26th July 2017, the Supreme Court held that Employment Tribunal fees were unlawful. It was indicated at that juncture that there would be an announcement by the Government in around September 2017, as to what the process would be for reimbursing those that had already paid Employment Tribunal fees. However, to date […]

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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 […]