Category Archives: Tribunal procedure

Government reforms (2): Tribunal fees to be reintroduced?

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The Ministry of Justice’s representative (when answering questions in the House of Commons), has confirmed that the Government is working on reintroducing fees for individuals seeking to pursue claims in the Tribunal. The Supreme Court decision in the UNISON case last year (see our update here) found the previous fee system to be unlawful. However,…
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Government reforms (2): Increase in tribunal awards

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What do we already know? 1. We updated you in our September 2017 Newsletter Government reforms (2): Increase in discrimination awards on the Guidance published by the Presidents of the Employment Tribunals on the amount of compensation which can be awarded in discrimination claims. This Guidance confirmed there are three levels of bands for compensation…
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Government reforms (3): Tribunal claims

What do we already know? We updated you in our July 2017 Newsflash Tribunal fees unlawful – enormous impact that the Supreme Court ruled that Tribunal fees are unlawful and abolished them, back-dated to their inception in July 2013. We also warned that Tribunals could be about to be deluged by new and backdated claims, which would…
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Government reforms (2): Tribunal fees – refunds available (finally!)

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What do we already know? We updated you in our July 2017 Newsflash Tribunal fees unlawful – enormous impact that the Supreme Court ruled Tribunal fees unlawful and removed them with immediate effect, including retrospectively all the way back to their start in July 2013. The Supreme Court’s decision also meant the refunding of all…
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Government reforms (2): Increase in discrimination awards

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New Guidance has been published by the Presidents of the Employment Tribunals in England, Wales and Scotland on the amount of compensation which can be awarded in discrimination claims (available here). There are currently three levels of bands for compensation for injury to feeling as a result of discrimination (known as “Vento” bands, after the…
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Case update (2): Tribunal awards – calculating a week’s pay

Summary:  Should a week’s pay include employer pension contributions, rather than just basic pay, for calculation of compensation for claims under the Employment Rights Act 1996 (including unfair dismissal and failure to inform and consult)? Yes, says the EAT in University of Sunderland v Drossou, available here. Facts:  Ms Drossou worked for the University of…
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Newsflash – Tribunal fees case management order

What do we already know? We updated you in our Newsflash Tribunal fees – the aftermath that the Presidents of the Employment Tribunals had issued Case Management Orders staying all Tribunal claims or applications brought in reliance on the Supreme Court’s decision to abolish Tribunal fees. What’s new? The stay on claims has been lifted…
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Newsflash: Tribunal fees – the aftermath

What do we already know? We updated you in our July Newsflash Tribunal fees unlawful – enormous impact that the Supreme Court has ruled that Tribunal fees are unlawful and have struck them down, not just with immediate effect but also back-dated to their inception in July 2013. We also described the potential for ‘historical’ claims…
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Newsflash: tribunal fees unlawful – enormous impact

  This development will have a seismic impact on the world of Employment Tribunal claims and employers’ employment law risks. What do we already know? We updated you in our June 2016 Newsflash Tribunal fees – another decision coming… that the Supreme Court was due to hear the appeal by UNISON against the Court of…
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Government reforms (1): Tribunal claims – on the up?

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What do we already know? We updated you in our September 2016 Newsletter Government reforms (2): Tribunal claims that for the period April to June 2016 Tribunal claims continue to fall but that the decline is seemingly slowing. What’s new? On 9 March 2017, the Ministry of Justice published the Tribunal quarterly statistics for the…
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