Employment Tribunal fees due in this year

It has come to our attention that a system has now been developed for the online payment of employment tribunal fees. This was announced by the Ministry of Justice and the facility will be up and running from summer 2013.

This is an important development because whilst the idea of requiring claimants to pay a fee to bring a claim was heavily touted, no date or guidance for its inception has been provided. The creation of an online portal for the payment of fees from summer 2013 suggests that we can expect the fee provisions to be introduced around the same time.

This is good news for all those who experience high levels of the low compensation claims for things like holiday pay or unlawful deductions from wages. The introduction of fees will hopefully deter these spurious claims.

We will update you when we hear more…



Published: 03.26.13 - Posted In: Latest News