The employment tribunal fees introduced by the Government in 2013 were roundly criticised by the Supreme Court which has finally deemed them as unlawful. This means three things:
1. All employees who paid those fees to bring claims in the past are now entitled to refunds; and
2. Claimants no longer have to pay those fees to bring claims; and
3. Our view is that employees who were put off from bringing discrimination claims because of the fees may now have a chance of bringing those claims now. This is because the tribunal have a discretion for accepting claims out of time for discrimination claims and having to pay fees of £1,200 whilst unemployed seems like a good reason for not bringing a claim during the applicable time. If you fall into this category then please contact us as soon as possible.
You can apply for a refund by either post or email directly to the fees office (details at the bottom of each form) by using one of the following: