Tag Archives: Employment Tribunal fees

Employment Tribunal Fee Regime: An Unlawful Barrier to Justice

The Supreme Court has today found in favour of the trade union UNISON in its judicial review of the UK Employment Tribunal fees regime, unanimously holding that the legislation implementing the current regime is unlawful both under domestic and EU law. The immediate consequence is that the Tribunal fees regime is quashed with effect from … Continue Reading

Costs in Tribunals – what employers should know

Costs awards in Employment Tribunals do not ‘follow the event’: a losing party will not automatically find themselves having to pay the other party’s costs of the litigation. However, the Tribunal has discretion to order costs where a party, or their representative, has acted “vexatiously, abusively, disruptively, or otherwise unreasonably” in the bringing or conducting … Continue Reading

UK Legislative Reform – No Summer Break

The sun may have finally decided to make an appearance but this is no indication of a relaxing summer break for employment specialists! A number of key employment law provisions came into force on 25 June 2013, with 29 July 2013 as the next key date for legislative reform. We take a look at what employment-related … Continue Reading
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