Employment tribunal fees

By Rose Branson

29 July 2014 will mark the first anniversary of the introduction of legal fees in the employment tribunal. Heavily publicised and politically charged, the introduction of fees for submitting a claim, and further fees for progressing to a full hearing, has had a considerable impact on the employment tribunal system, as demonstrated in brief by the statistics below:

  • 79 per cent reduction in single cases submitted from August to October 2013 compared with the same period last year. This is likely to be heavily skewed as claimants rushed to submit claims before the introduction of fees on 29 July 2013.
  • 67 per cent reduction in single cases submitted from October to December 2013 compared with the same period last year…

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