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Unpaid tribunal awards ‘naming and shaming’

Unpaid Tribunal Awards | HR News | HR Solutions

As from 18 December 2018, employers who do not pay employment tribunal awards within a reasonable time (ie the time required) shall be named publicly along with details of the unpaid award. The list will be published approximately quarterly in a press release on Gov.uk. The scheme is structured similarly to the existing ‘naming and shaming’ […]

Employment Newsflash – Substantial Rise in Tribunal Claims

Employment Tribunal Claim Fees | HR Solutions

It has now been a full year since tribunal fees were abolished by the Supreme Court after it was found that they were a barrier to justice and were in fact, indirectly discriminatory towards women. Refund application scheme When the tribunal claim fees were abolished, a refund application scheme was launched. So far 14,500 applications […]

Lord Chancellor plans to bring back tribunal fees

Tribunal Fees | HR Solutions

The Lord Chancellor has suggested to MPs that employment tribunal fees should be reinstated,  in a bid to deter frivolous claims. In July 2017, the Supreme Court ruled that the high level of employment tribunal fees was unlawful. However, speaking to the justice select committee, The Lord Chancellor said that the judgment did not entirely […]

MP accuses government of hiding tribunal fees report

Tribunal | HR Solutions

The government faces accusations of hiding a report that reveals employment tribunal fees affect women and ethnic minorities the most. Figures show a 70% drop in cases, including a 50% fall in race discrimination cases since the introduction of fees in 2013. Dawn Butler, shadow minister for diverse communities, claims people can no longer access […]

Huge drop in unfair dismissal cases after tribunal fees introduced

Tribunal Fees

The number of people taking their employers to tribunals has fallen by 73% since tribunal fees of £1,200 were brought in. A study by the TUC has found that discrimination cases on the grounds of gender have dropped by 71%, race by 58% and disability by 54%, since the new charges were introduced. The TUC […]

Scottish Tribunals at Risk of ‘Forum Shopping’

Forum Shopping at Scottish Employment Tribunals | HR Solutions

The Scottish Government has submitted plans to transfer certain functions of the UK Employment Tribunal service to the Scottish courts. But Holyrood’s commitment to scrapping Employment Tribunal fees could lead to an influx of claims from across the UK. The Government published draft legislation in January that covered the ongoing devolution of the Scottish legal system. […]

Court of Appeal Rules to Keep Employment Tribunal Fees

Employment Tribunal Fees needed to get in? | HR Solutions

The Court of Appeal has dismissed a third bid by Unison to overturn the introduction of Employment Tribunal fees. The Court dismissed the union’s case for a judicial review of the fees on the grounds of insufficient evidence. Employment Tribunal fees have been the subject of controversy since their introduction in July 2013. The sharp decline in […]

Tribunal Fees Under Criticism

Tribunal Fees

Legal experts and union leaders have called for a review of the Employment Tribunal process following the release of new Ministry of Justice figures. The number of single Employment Tribunal claims has fallen by 70 percent in the year since July 2013, when fees for raising a Tribunal claim were first introduced. “This is the […]

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