Employment tribunal fees ruled unlawful

In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court ruled this week that fees for bringing employment tribunal cases are unlawful. The judgment follows a 4-year court battle taken before judges by Unison, which argued the system stopped workers from accessing justice.

Commenting on the judgment Dave Stallon, the FSB’s commercial and operations director, says: “Employment Tribunal fees were put in place to curb the number of unfounded claims and we believe a fair and proportionate system of fees should be put in place to prevent vexatious claims.

“The ruling means employers could now be open to more claims, potentially costing thousands of pounds in legal costs.

“Having advice, support and insurance protection for a wide range of legal and tax scenarios is essential to the success of any business.”

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A copy of the Supreme Court press release can be found here.