Before the introduction of employment tribunal
fees in July 2013, employment law had been a growth area.
A person wishing to make a claim to an Employment Tribunal
must first notify ACAS of the potential claim.
Supreme Court has ruled that Employment Tribunal
fees, introduced by the Government in 2013, are unlawful and discriminatory against women.
What we do know is that the Employment Tribunal
saw a 70% drop-off of claims since the introduction of fees.
Today (26th July), the Supreme Court has allowed the appeal by Unison against the legality of the current system of employment tribunal
fees, holding that the fees regime introduced in 2013 is unlawful in one of the most significant decisions in employment law in recent years.
IN reply to AW of Gosforth, the employment tribunal
fee was introduced in 2013 with the aim of driving down the number of vexatious claims that had little or no prospect of success.
THE Court of Appeal has once again emphasised that an Employment Tribunal
should not substitute its own view of what it considers that an employer should have done in cases of misconduct, but should rather determine whether the decision of an employer to dismiss for misconduct was within what is known as the "band of reasonable responses".
A NATIONAL health regulator has launched an investigation into Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust after an employment tribunal
involving Board and other senior members of staff highlighted concerns with how the trust is run.
Most employment teams across the country will have felt the effects of the introduction of employment tribunal
fees and the ensuing decline in tribunal activity.
In July last year the Government introduced fees for the first time in the Employment Tribunal
Since April 6, 2014 the role of ACAS in relation to employment tribunal
claims was extended, which means for anyone bringing a claim against their employer it is now mandatory to contact ACAS before issuing a claim.
Early Conciliation will come into effect on Sunday and aims to promote settlement between parties at an early stage, reducing the number of claims made to an employment tribunal