Massive Court Victory: Employment Tribunal Fees Ruled Illegal

The case was taken by the UNISON trade union, which successfully argued that the fees – which can be as high as £1,200 per case — prevented many workers from gaining justice at work.20258126_928598360611760_5349853763245492798_n

TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:

“This is a massive win for working people. Congratulations to UNISON for doggedly pursuing this case. Today’s result shows the value of working people standing together in trade unions.

“Too many low-paid workers couldn’t afford to uphold their rights at work, even when they’ve faced harassment or have been sacked unfairly.

“Tribunal fees have been a bonanza for bad bosses, giving them free rein to mistreat staff. Any fees paid so far should be refunded as soon as possible.”

More on Touchstone Blog: http://touchstoneblog.org.uk/2017/07/employment-tribunal-fees-found-unlawful/

Unison website: https://www.unison.org.uk/news/2017/07/massive-win-union-massive-win-workers/