Fees remission changes pose a challenging test for both litigants and employment lawyers, says Michael Reed
Employment tribunals will start charging fees from 29 July 2013. A level one claim, such as one for unlawful deduction for wages will cost £160 to lodge, followed by a £230 hearing fee. A level two claim, such as one for unfair dismissal or discrimination will cost £250 to lodge, followed by a £950 hearing fee.
There will be other fees for judicial mediation (£600), applications to review default judgment (£100), applications to review judgments (£100-£350) and appeals (£400 on issue and £1,200 hearing fee).
These are substantial fees, which will have a significant impact on litigants before the tribunal. They have the potential to stop poorer litigants bringing cases and thereby limit access to just...
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