Important Tribunal Reforms Information


30th July 2013

The Government has confirmed that from Monday 29 July, claimants will have to pay a fee if they want to take their employer to employment tribunal. Previously it cost nothing for a claimant to make a claim. However, in a bid to weed out the \'weak and vexatious\' attempts by the claimant to have their day in court, a two stage fee will be charged. If the fee is not paid, or the claimant does not apply for \'remission\' (for those who cannot afford to pay the fees), the claim will not be considered.

Claimants will be required to pay an initial fee (the \'issue fee\') at the issue of a claim, and a further fee (a \'hearing fee\') 4 – 6 weeks before the tribunal hearing.

The amount of the fee will depend on the type of claim being made. Find out more about claim types here. To bring a Type A claim, the claimant must pay a £160 issue fee, and then a \'hearing fee\' of £230. Type A claims include unlawful deductions, failure to pay redundancy pay; failure to provide statement of terms and conditions; failure of employer to allow worker to take or be paid for annual leave, etc.

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