Challenging Tribunal Fees

Thursday 11th July 2013

jamesbellamyweb_220_02On the 29th July there are a number of changes taking place to the rules governing Employment Tribunals.

One of these is the introduction of fees for claimants to issue a claim and then to have a final hearing. On the whole they are welcomed by employers on the basis that it may put off those claimants whom issue where there are limited or no prospects of success.

However a challenge to the validity of this has been submitted by a firm in Scotland. It also looked like Unison were also going to mount a challenge to this on a number of grounds.

The government appear to have covered most of the grounds submitted in this challenge so we will have to wait and see if their proposals to overcome the alleged discriminatory factors such as the remissions system is upheld.

For further information on employment law matters contact our specialist James Bellamy on 0800 294 4410.

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