Employment tribunal fees continue to undermine access to justice two years on

Employee claims down 60 per cent since introduction of fee system

30 Jul 2015

Employment tribunal fees were meant to transfer the cost of running the tribunal system to users and encourage employers and employees to resolve disputes without resorting to litigation. While fees have certainly reduced the number of claims the actual cost to justice may not be worth thinking about.

New statistics from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) show that employment tribunal claims have fallen by over 60 per cent in the two years since substantial charges were introduced.

In 2012/13, the Employmen...

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