Employment tribunal fees have been a constant talking point; not only among employment lawyers and the legal profession but also the individuals who wish to bring claims and the businesses who defend them. In 2013, the fees were introduced by the then Lord Chancellor, aiming to reduce the number of malicious and weak cases reaching court.
Published: 25 November 2018
Take great care with “off the shelf” contracts – there is no such thing as a “standard” non-compete and post termination restrictions should be tailored to the reality of your business. Don’t be greedy when deciding on the length of restrictions. The courts have no power to reduce the length of the restriction and so the length shorter rather than longer.
Published: 11 November 2017
Employment tribunal fees could soon become extinct, after ministers ruled they were obstructing the public’s ‘access to justice’. The removal ... View Article
Published: 17 October 2017
The Employment Appeal Tribunal ("EAT") has confirmed there cannot be a successful discrimination claim where the claimant cannot establish he/she has suffered a detriment. Howes Percival comments on latest Employment Appeal Tribunal ruling.
Published: 9 November 2015
From July 2013 aggrieved employees were required to pay a fee to first litigate a claim and then if the matter is to go to hearing a further fee – both of which are significant at up to £1200 in total. Article by Vanessa James, Partner and Head of Employment and Immigration, SA Law LLP
Published: 13 April 2015
Employers are split over the future of employment tribunal fees, which have resulted in a substantial 70 percent drop in the number of employment tribunal claims made by employees since their introduction in July 2013.
Published: 16 March 2015
But it’s too early to judge effectiveness says Furley Page. A service which aims to resolve employment disputes swiftly without the need for a tribunal has got off to a successful start, according to the Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS)/
Published: 12 January 2015
As the employment litigation landscape continues to change, Eversheds LLP conducted a timely survey in the quest to find out what the practical implications will mean. Here, Geoffrey Mead, Partner at Eversheds LLP, summarises the key findings.
Published: 23 June 2014
Government has now consulted on the majority of the Tribunal reforms
Published: 2 April 2014
Dismissing an employee due to ill health is anything but straightforward. An employer will often need to consider complex assessments of medical evidence...
Published: 10 March 2014