Unison Fails in Bid to Challenge Employment Tribunal Fees

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Posted on 17 Dec 2014

Unison has once again failed in its bid to remove employment tribunal fees after the High Court rejected its second judicial review application. 

Since employment tribunal fees for bringing employment tribunal claims were introduced in July 2013, there has been a sharp decline in the number of claims lodged at the employment tribunal. Unison sought to challenge the legality of fees, arguing that they act as a barrier to justice.

The High Court has rejected the challenge but has granted permission to appeal.

This is the second time that Unison has failed in its challenge to employment tribunal fees. Its previous application was rejected due to lack of robust evidence. 

Initial comments from Unison suggest that this is not the end of the matter and that it will pursue an appeal to the Court of Appeal.

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