employment tribunals

Supreme Court ends employment tribunal fees with immediate effect

Employment tribunal fees were introduced for the first time in July 2013, and have been subject to challenge ever since. Over the course of the last 4 years, UNISON has launched two judicial reviews, both of which were unsuccessful in the High Court.  In 2015, UNISON’s appeal to the Court of Appeal failed.   Leave to appeal to the Supreme Court was granted and, following a two day hearing earlier this year,   this long running saga finally ended today when the Supreme Court decided to unanimously uphold UNISON’s appeal. UNISON had asserted, and the Supreme Court agreed, that the 2013 statutory …

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Employment tribunal developments

In the last week, we have seen a couple of developments relating to employment tribunals which will be of interest to employers. The first relates to a new online register of employment tribunal judgments; the second is the publication of the Government’s response to its consultation on transforming the justice system. Online employment tribunal judgments HM Courts and Tribunals has now launched its online register of employment tribunal judgments, (some time after its initial announcement about the planned availability of this service back in June 2016). The register is available here.  This is the first time that there has been …

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