EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNAL FEES – STRATEGIC STEPS
The Supreme Court has ruled that Employment Tribunal fees introduced in 2013, which saw a decline in Employment Tribunal applications, are unlawful and that it will take ‘immediate steps’ to stop fees being charged.
The introduction of fees went some way to reducing the number of malicious and weak claims, but scrapping them is expected to result in a dramatic increase in the number of cases.
As an employer this presents a potentially significant risk to your business.
Employment disputes can be costly, disruptive and stressful, so you should make sure that you have expert advice and support in place to ensure that these risks are minimised.