Employment tribunal fees come into force in July

Back in May, Lawspeed reported that fees would be implemented for claimants at Employment Tribunals later this summer.

Read the original article here.

We can now confirm that fees for Employment Tribunals (ET) and Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) will come into place on Monday 29 July 2013.

Adrian Marlowe, MD at Lawspeed said: “The introduction of fees is likely to encourage both employees and employers to resolve their disputes at the earliest opportunity, before it reaches a Tribunal.”

From 29 July, all ET claims and EAT appeals from the employment tribunals presented to HM Courts & Tribunals Service will be liable to pay a fee or provide an application for fee remission.

The level of the fees depends on the nature of the claim. Issue fees will be either £160 or £250 while hearing fees will be £230 or £950.

Marlowe concluded: “However, the deterrent of fees is only helpful to a certain extent and does not replace having proper contracts and procedures in place to deal with difficult situations.”

For further information call Lawspeed on 01273 236 236 or email info@lawspeed.com.