Supreme Court puts an end to employment tribunal fees

In a shock decision, the Supreme Court have ruled that fees for bringing employment tribunal claims are unlawful and will be removed with immediate effect. In 2013, the Government introduced fees claiming it would cut the number of weak and malicious cases, although statistics provided by the Government suggest it may have also helped to prevent legitimate cases with 79% fewer cases being brought to tribunal since the fees were introduced. The decision, following a judicial review application by Unison, holds that the statutory order which introduced the fee system was not a lawful exercise of the Lord Chancellor’s...

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