A landmark decision by the Supreme Court has ruled that employment tribunal fees are unlawful


Thousands of individuals who have paid to take employers to tribunal are set to receive refunds – 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.

The Ministry of Justice had already said the government would take immediate steps to stop charging fees and refund payments.

Following the monumental decision, it is likely that employers will face an increase in employment tribunal cases against them across the spectrum of possible claims.

For any employers concerned by the decision or who have any queries, MIA business helpline partner Croner will be prioritising calls regarding this topic.

MIA members have the details to speak with an employment law advisor at Croner – if not please call us on 01403 800500 or email alice@mia.org.uk