Employment Tribunal Fees Scrapped

On the 26th July 2017, the Supreme Court ruled that the government acted unlawfully when it introduced fees for people taking employment claims to tribunals since July 2013.

It has been reported that more than £27 million will be have to be refunded to people who were forced to pay those fees. People with genuine cases may have been put off making a claim, with the Supreme Court Judges stating that the fees may have “had a deterrent effect upon discrimination claims”. Thousands may have been denied the right of getting justice, purely because they could not afford the fees.

Anyone who has brought a case to court since July 2013 will be entitled to a full refund of any fees paid.

If you have had experience of unfair dismissal or discrimination due to your age, disability, marriage, pregnancy, race, religion or sexual orientation, please do not hesitate to call one of our experienced solicitors today.