Employment tribunal fees ruled unlawful

 

Ruling

Fees for those bringing employment tribunal claims have been ruled unlawful by the Supreme Court, and the government will now have to repay up to £32m to claimants.

The government introduced fees of up to £1,200 in 2013, which it said would cut the number of malicious and weak cases.

Government statistics showed 79% fewer cases were brought over three years – trade union Unison said the fees prevented workers accessing justice.

For more information, please visit the following news article from the BBC – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-40727400

 

Insurance Implications

The ruling is undoubtable a good thing and will help many people, however it will result in more employment cases being brought.

Whilst we are sure you won’t be doing anything wrong, it is essential that you ensure correct procedures are in place for dealing with all aspects of employees.

We would also strongly recommend that all companies look into getting Management Liability cover, and specifically the Employment Practice Liability section of cover.

For more information, please visit our dedicated page – https://rowlands-hames.co.uk/rh-ins-product/management-liability/ – or contact our office.

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