Employment tribunal fees unlawful, Supreme Court rules

Fees for those bringing employment tribunal claims have been ruled unlawful, and the government will now have to repay up to £32m to claimants.

The government introduced fees of up to £1,200 in 2013 to reduce the number of malicious and weak cases, but that led to a 79% reduction over three years.

Trade union Unison argued the fees prevented workers accessing justice.

The Ministry of Justice said the government would take immediate steps to stop charging and refund payments.

The Supreme Court ruled the government was acting unlawfully and unconstitutionally when it introduced the fees.

Read on… http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-40727400


9 thoughts on “Employment tribunal fees unlawful, Supreme Court rules

    • There is 0% chance of a fair trial at the Sheffield/Leeds Employment Tribunal because they are 100% corrupt. I can evidence that with my own first hand experience and evidence bundles, which contain numerous pieces of evidence that two Employment Judges claimed did not exist.


      • So sorry to hear Megajules

        For too long nationally a standard of put up and shut up has been the view of the ruling elite, and that people only want to be at a tribunal with a view to free money.

        A big thank you to Unison for the outcome of today’s ruling.

        If there is anything you feel aggrieved with on your defence, you have a right for any such to be heard, contact the following link please.



        • Thank you! There is plenty I feel aggrieved about, and I will certainly use this link. I shall also be taking a complaint against the police to the IPCC in the next 28 days over their assault, bringing false charges, and false imprisonment of me, which is loosely linked to the Employment matter. I have been suffering from their abuse repeatedly in one form or another since 2008.


        • Thanks Megajules for fighting back.
          Rothpol is instinctively on the side of the weak, taking on the powerful, and Megajules you have our full support.


      • I’m sorry to hear that megajules but my experience of the Sheffield and Leeds tribunals over many years has always been positive. I have never had cause to question their fairness or integrity (even when we didn’t get the decision).

        The Supreme Court judgment was momentous and is likely to have ramifications beyond employment law. Access to justice should extend to legal aid.

        I’m proud of UNISON for bringing this action and pleased to see the independence of the judiciary exemplified.


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