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Introduction of tribunal fees from 2013

Tribunal Fees from 2013

Summary – Fees to be charged for submitting a claim to the Employment Tribunal

The government’s commitment to improving employment law continues with the introduction of tribunal fees during the summer of 2013.  This is despite employee groups opposing the plans on the basis they will prevent access to justice and deter workers from bringing valid claims.  Business groups also considered that any fees system should explicitly seek to deter weak or vexatious claims.  The rationale however behind the introduction of the fees is not to prevent claims according to the government but to require tribunal system users to bear some of its costs. Continue reading