Tribunal Fees To Be Challenged

The Government are to be challenged over new rules that were implemented in July, which charge people wishing to bring tribunals. Under the rules, it will cost £160 or £250 to lodge a claim, with a further charge of either £230 or £950 if the case goes ahead.

A judicial review will take place in October, with HM Courts and Tribunals Service pledging to refund people if the Unions’ bid to abolish the charges succeed.

Tribunal claims rose by 81% between 2001 and 2011, with the Chancellor, George Osborne, pledging to end, what he described as; “a one-way bet against small businesses.” However, Union leaders have dubbed the charges as; “an insurmountable financial hurdle for working people in pursuit of justice.”

But no matter what is decided in the courts next month, one thing will remain certain for both employers and employees alike: when it comes to employment disputes – the advice of a first-class lawyer is key.

If you would like to talk to somebody about your situation, then please call Sarah O’Leary on 020 8891 6141 or e-mail and she will be glad to help.