All change for charities with employees

The end of this month sees further changes to employment law and the tribunal process, which will be relevant to all charities that have employees.

On 29 July 2013, a radical overhaul of employment tribunal rules will be implemented. As well as dealing with the introduction of fees, they have been designed to be simpler to use and include new measures to weed out weak claims and defences.

Fees will be introduced for all claims issued in the tribunal and for certain types of applications made during the course of the legal proceedings. There will also be separate hearing fees. The fees will range between £160 and £950 depending on the type of claim. A claimant wishing to issue a discrimination claim and proceed to a hearing will incur fees of £1,100 in total. If they do not pay the fees, they will not be able to proceed with their claim… 

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