Refund of Employment Tribunal Fees Underway
The Government is taking steps towards refunding employment tribunal fees, after the Supreme Court ruled in October that they were unlawful.
The Government has announced that it will be contacting up to 1,000 people who will be given the opportunity to apply for a refund, before opening up the scheme in full in the coming weeks. It is also working with trade unions who have supported large multiple claims involving hundreds of claimants.
The opening phase of the scheme will last around four weeks. Those who are not invited to take part in the initial phase can register an interest in applying when the full scheme is rolled out, either by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing to:
For proceedings in England and Wales:
Employment Tribunal Central Office (England and Wales)/Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) Fees
PO Box 10218
Leicester LE1 8EG
For proceedings in Scotland:
Employment Tribunals Central Office Scotland/Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) Fees
PO Box 27105
Glasgow G2 9JRX
Successful applicants will also receive interest of 0.5%, calculated from the date of the original payment up until the refund date.
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