It’ll cost you: employer ordered to reimburse employee for EAT fees

In a case Hogan Lovells reported on three weeks ago, an employee successfully appealed against a tribunal decision that documents relating to settlement discussions between him and his employer were not ‘without prejudice’.

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has now given a further judgment ordering the employer in the case to repay to the employee the EAT fees that he incurred in bringing that appeal. Following the introduction of fees in the employment tribunal and the EAT last year, there is now an issue fee of £400 and a further hearing fee of £1,200 to pursue an appeal against a tribunal decision…

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