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Employment Tribunal Fees

Date: 16/01/2015 | Employment & HR


Since fees were introduced for claims to the employment tribunals in 2013, there has been much debate on whether the fees limit access to justice by discouraging employees from raising claims for fear of the costs involved.  

There have also been three judicial review challenges to the legislation. 

To date none of the challenges have been successful, but an interesting briefing note on employment tribunal fees, from the House of Commons Library, sets out the various arguments which have been put forward.

The note also provides a useful guide to how the fee scheme works.

If you have received notification that an employee has raised a claim in a tribunal or are considering making a claim and would like some advice, please contact us.

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