The Supreme Court has held that the current Employment Tribunal fee system is unlawful. This is of course the right outcome and welcomed by all employment lawyers (at least all the ones I know anyway).
You can expect further detailed blogs from us on this topic but in the meantime I have to say congratulations to Unison who took this argument all the way despite the odds, this is a massive achievement and you can read Unison’s official statement here: https://www.unison.org.uk/news/article/2017/07/tribunal-fees-victory/
You will also find the video link to the Supreme Court’s judgment here: https://www.supremecourt.uk/watch/uksc-2015-0233/judgment.html
If you are at all in doubt about why today’s decision is the right one please take a moment to read Mark Bainbridge’s compelling blog here: http://didlaw.com/employment-tribunal/its-cheaper-at-the-ritz/
Written by Tess Barrett