After a four year legal fight, UNISON, won its case against the government for Employment Tribunal fees to be scrapped. The introduction of the fees in July 2013 has meant that employees wishing to take their employers to a tribunal have had to pay fees of up to £1,200. On 26 July 2017, the Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that the introduction of tribunal fees is unlawful, unconstitutional and indirectly discriminatory. As well as the scrapping of the fees for future claimants, the court has said that the government must also refund those who have previously paid fees, at an estimated cost of £27 million.
Read a copy of our Briefing Note entitled ‘Supreme Court rules that Employment Tribunal fees are unlawful: What Next?’ for more information.
To discuss this matter in further detail and how it may affect your business, or if you are interested in your business’ standard employment contract being reviewed, please contact a member of our Rooks Rider Solicitors’ Employment team.
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