Employment tribunal claims keep on coming
The number of employment tribunal claims in the first quarter of 2019 is almost double the number in the same period in 2017, following the scrapping of tribunal fees two years’ ago.
When tribunal fees for applicants were introduced in July 2013, the number of claims dropped steeply. After a successful legal challenge by a trade union, fees were abolished and the figures have risen steadily ever since.
The government indicated late last year that it may try again to introduce legal fees, but there are no immediate plans to do so. In the meantime, applications can be made to HM Courts and Tribunals Service for a refund of fees paid between 2013 -2017.
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