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Tribunal fee repayment scheme to last two years and cost £2m to run

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”.

December 20th, 2017 | No Comments »

Employment tribunal fees order is unlawful, Supreme Court rules

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.

July 26th, 2017 | No Comments »

EAT upholds £10,000 costs order against claimant “in dire straits”

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”.

April 23rd, 2015 | No Comments »

New employment tribunal fees will encourage mediation, claims government

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.

July 13th, 2012 | Comments Off on New employment tribunal fees will encourage mediation, claims government