Published on 26 Jul 2017

Government overruled on employment tribunal fees

Political Correspondent

The government will have to repay £32 million in fees charged to people using employment tribunals. It follows a Supreme Court ruling that the government was acting unlawfully and unconstitutionally in introducing fees in 2013 – an attempt, it said, to reduce the number of malicious and weak cases. The trade union Unison had argued that costs put off claimants from challenging their employers. But critics have warned that there’ll now be a flood of new cases.