Employment Tribunal Fees Revisited: One year later

It is now just over a year since fees were introduced for new claims in the Employment Tribunal, the venue where disputes between employers and employees are heard. Claims can be brought on the basis of many different types of unfair and/or unlawful acts including where the employee believes they have been unfairly dismissed, discriminated against at work, or are owed unpaid wages.

Historically there was never a fee payable in order to bring a claim; however, under the Coalition Government, from 29 July 2013, substantial fees were introduced. It can cost £1200 to bring a claim for many types of common claims and an extra £1600 to appeal a decision which can be necessary in the instance that the trial judge makes an error of law.

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