The Supreme Court has ruled that the fees faced by employees wishing to take their employers to tribunal are unlawful and these will cease with immediate effect. The government will also have to repay the fees paid by claimants, thought to total more than £27 million since they were introduced in July 2013.
The legal challenge came from trade union Unison and the court concluded that the fees prevented access to justice, were discriminatory and breached EU and UK law.
The purpose of the original fee structure in 2013 was to reduce the amount of spurious claims made against employers and this resulted in a 73% reduction in the number of tribunal cases during the period that it was in place.
The inevitable consequence for employers following this week’s ruling is that employment law claims will once again increase in number.
In addition to award costs, employers also faces expensive defence costs and need to dedicate considerable senior management time and resources to dealing with the claim.
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