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Saturday, 29 July 2017

Employment Tribunal fees unlawful, says Supreme Court

The Institute for Employment Rights reports:

[Employment] Tribunal fees unlawful, says Supreme Court

 26 July 2017
Unison has won a landmark victory in the Supreme Court today (26 July 2017), as the highest judges in the land unanimously ruled that the government's tribunal fee system is unlawful.
The public sector union brought a judicial review against the government when it first launched tribunal fees in July 2013, and has continued to fight the case for four years.
Now that the Supreme Court has ruled that employment tribunal fees are unconstitutional, they will be scrapped and the thousands of workers who have paid up to £1,200 to hold their employer to account over the past four years will be reimbursed more than £27 million in total....

More at http://www.ier.org.uk/news/tribunal-fees-unlawful-says-supreme-court

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