Supreme Court confirms that current Employment Tribunal fees are unlawful

Wednesday 26th July 2017

The Supreme Court has allowed Unison's appeal, holding that the current system of Employment Tribunal fees is unlawful. Does this mean that it will now be free for employees to lodge an Employment Tribunal claim? It is unknown what will happen next but it seems unlikely that fees will be abolished completely, though they may be reduced. How might this impact on employers? The introduction of fees led to a huge drop in the number of claims being presented to the Employment Tribunal. If fees are abolished or reduced, it seems likely that the number of claims will rise. This may mean that employers are more likely to face claims in future. Employment Tribunals have some discretion about whether to allow…

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