England & Wales: Employment Tribunal Fees Unlawful
England & Wales: Employment Tribunal Fees have been declared unlawful – So, what now?
The Supreme Court has today – perhaps surprisingly - ruled that the current Employment Tribunal fees system is unlawful. The claim was bought by Unison, who appealed to the Supreme Court, having lost in both the High Court and also the Court of Appeal. Whilst a humiliation in no uncertain terms for the government, this is a seminal decision on the rule of law. In addition, it could potentially open a whole slew of “other” issues not least the basic logistics and implications of repayment of several years’ worth of fees to the claimants who were required to pay them…