- Wednesday, 20 December 2017
Repaying fees to employment tribunal claimants will continue for up to two years and cost the Ministry of Justice between £1.8m and £2m to administer, it has emerged. Dominic Raab, minister of state at the MoJ, said the balance between what the taxpayer funds and the user pays was “quite a delicate one”.
Tags: court fees, employment tribunals
Posted in General, News
- Wednesday, 26 July 2017
The order introduced in 2013 imposing employment tribunal fees is unlawful and breaches both common law and EU rights of access to justice, the Supreme Court has ruled. The unanimous ruling this morning means that the government will have to refund fees paid by claimants.
Tags: court fees, employment tribunals, Supreme Court
Posted in News
- Thursday, 23 April 2015
A costs order of £10,000 against a woman described by her barrister as “in dire straits” has been upheld by the Employment Appeal Tribunal. Mrs Justice Simler held that nothing in the rules required an employment tribunal to make a “precise estimate of what could be afforded”.
Tags: costs assessments, Employment Appeal Tribunal, employment tribunals
Posted in Costs, News
- Friday, 13 July 2012
The introduction of employment tribunal fees aims to encourage businesses and workers to mediate or settle dispute rather than go to a full hearing, the government claimed today after adjusting some of the proposed fees slightly.
Tags: court fees, employment tribunals, mediation
Posted in ADR, News