Whether you are an employer or an employee, employment tribunal cases can be tough. The fees charged to bring a case to an employment tribunal have now been labelled unlawful by the Supreme Court, following a drastic decrease in the number of claims.
In the latest blog post by Broadbent Solicitors, we discuss the changes to these fees and the most common reasons employment tribunal cases take place.
The fees for employment tribunal cases were first put into place in 2013, but since then an 80% reduction in claims has been noted. Following the Supreme Court’s ruling, as it stands, employment tribunals are not currently charging for new cases being put forward and have stated that those that paid fees following 2013 will now be reimbursed. However, it is thought that this current ruling will be replaced at some point in the future.
Some of the most common reasons for employment tribunals are concerned with unfair dismissal, employment discrimination and redundancy payments.
The Employment Tribunal Process
Almost all legal cases regarding employment are heard within an employment tribunal. Individuals typically have three months, less one day from the time the event happened to make a claim.
The tribunal panel consists of three members and they will decide the outcome of your case. The exact length of time an employment tribunal can take to reach a conclusion will vary, depending on the nature of the claim, however the HM Courts and Tribunals Service advises that the average time for a claim to come to completion is around 27 weeks.
The team at Broadbents Solicitors have been working alongside employers in various sectors for many years, helping them understand legislation and how they may navigate it. Further to this we also have a wealth of experience helping employees who believe their employer is acting unfairly. For more information on the ways in which we can help you, contact a member of our team.