Employment Tribunal fees abolished with immediate effect – What does this mean for you?
Posted on 28th July 2017 at 11:55
On 26 July 2017, the highest Court in the UK ruled that Employment Tribunal fees were unlawful, unconstitutional and discriminatory. As a result, fees have been abolished and it has been held that any fee collected previously, was done so unlawfully.
The fees were introduced in July 2013 and applied to all claims being lodged at the Employment Tribunal. For unfair dismissal or discrimination claims a fee of up to £1,200.00 was payable. Some less complex employment matters incurred a fee of £410 even when they didn’t seek a monetary award!