30 May 2013 #Employment
HM Courts & Tribunal Service has announced that the date for the implementation of fees into the employment tribunals and Employment Appeal Tribunal will be Monday 29 July 2013.
Subject to the necessary Parliamentary approvals, from this date all claims and appeals will be subject either to a fee or an application for fee remission. However, claims already lodged will not be subject to any fees.
Under the draft Fees Order a claimant will have to pay a £250 issue fee and a £950 hearing fee for most types of claim (including unfair dismissal, discrimination and whistleblowing). Unlawful deductions and statutory redundancy payments will carry a lower fee (£160 issue; £230 hearing). Multiple claimants will have to pay a higher total issue depending on the type of claim and number of claimants.
Under the remission scheme an individual can apply to not pay the fee at the time the fee is payable. Examples of individuals who will be exempt from the fees include:
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