Introduction of Fees in UK Employment Tribunal Claims

June 07, 2013

The Government has now announced the implementation date - Monday 29 July 2013 - for the introduction of the payment of fees in relation to Employment Tribunal claims. A claimant will be required to pay an “issue fee” on submitting the claim and a “hearing fee” prior to the full hearing of that claim. There will be two levels of fee. There will be a £160 issue fee and a £230 hearing fee for claims for unlawful deduction from wages and certain other claims for sums due on termination of employment e.g. redundancy payments. There will be a £250 issue fee and a £950 hearing fee for unfair dismissal, discrimination and equal pay claims. This OnPoint summarises the new fees regime.

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