In our last ebulletin we explained that the consultation regarding employment law reforms, including the proposal to charge fees in Tribunal cases, would be launched soon. The consultation document was released yesterday and makes interesting reading (although be warned, it is 84 pages long!).
The key points to note are as follows:
– The first proposal is that the fee would depend on the type of claim being brought, so for example it would cost less to claim unpaid wages than it would to claim unfair dismissal, and a higher fee would apply for discrimination and whistleblowing cases.
– The likely fee range would be £150 – £250 to file a claim, and a further £250 – £1,250 would be required from the Claimant in order to go ahead to a hearing.
– The second proposal is that there would be fees only for filing a claim, and the range there is £200 – £1,750.
Consultation closes on 6 March 2012 so we will work our way through the document in the coming months and will submit our response. If you would like us to add your comments to our own, then please do feel free to contact us.
If you would like to talk through a situation you are dealing with, or if you need advice on any aspect of employment law, please contact any member of the Pure Employment Law team (01243 836840 or [email protected])