Tribunal Fees

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The Supreme Court has ruled, in a case that was brought by Unison, that the imposition of Employment Tribunal fees was unlawful as they were unconstitutional and discriminatory. The fees were introduced in 2013 as a means of reducing the number of weak and malicious cases, and to ensure that the users of the tribunals should pay for the service that they receive. Because of the introduction of the fees regime, cases fell by nearly 80%.

Have you paid Employment Tribunal fees? If so the Government is refunding all fees that have been paid. The exact arrangements for doing so have not been finalised but the Government has stated that they will pay 5% interest to all who have paid fees.

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