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Election 2015: Employment tribunal fees come under scrutiny

A dramatic reduction in employment tribunal claims since the introduction of fees has led to calls for reform from opposition...

Shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna wants to abolish the current tribunal fees system. Photo: CALYX/REX

Labour will “abolish the tribunal fee system”, says manifesto

2 Apr 2015

Labour has confirmed that it would abolish the current tribunal fees system with the publication of its workplace manifesto: A...

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Are employment tribunal fees restricting access to justice? Photo: Alex Segre/REX

Employers split over impact of employment tribunal fees, says CIPD

17 Mar 2015

Employers are split as to whether or not the introduction of employment tribunal fees has been a good thing, according...

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Serial litigant banned from tribunal claims

Serial litigant banned from further tribunal claims

3 Mar 2015

In DLA Piper’s latest case report, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) granted an indefinite restriction of proceedings order preventing further...

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Scotland Yard released photos of three men for alleged involvement in racist abuse on the Paris Metro. Photo: REX

Misconduct outside the workplace: five key employment cases

24 Feb 2015

The recent allegations against a group of Chelsea supporters highlight how employee misconduct outside the workplace can cause difficulties for...

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Statutory redundancy pay rate to increase from 6 April 2015

19 Feb 2015

The Government has published details of the annual increases to statutory redundancy pay and the amount of compensation that employment...

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Female employees at North Lanarkshire Council are claiming they are paid less than men in comparable jobs. Photo: REX

Tribunal watch: Interest payable in equal pay claim

19 Jan 2015

A Scottish employment tribunal has held that 300 North Lanarkshire Council employees who are claiming equal pay will be able...

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Ten expensive employment tribunal awards in 2014

19 Jan 2015

Since the introduction of fees, the employment tribunal has, thankfully, become a less common destination for the HR professional. However,...

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Unison loses fight to overturn tribunal fees

Unison loses fight to overturn tribunal fees but will appeal

17 Dec 2014

Unison has lost its High Court bid to overturn employment tribunal fees. It had applied for a judicial review at...

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Why “protected conversations” are not always protected

9 Dec 2014

The idea of “protected conversations” is to allow employers to enter into off-the-record conversations with a view to agreeing the...

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Do employment tribunal fees lead to more contentious claims?

14 Nov 2014

Tribunal fees were meant to spell the death knell for vexatious employment claims by ensuring that only claims with serious...

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Employment tribunal costs: party’s insurance cover not a relevant consideration

12 Nov 2014

In DLA Piper’s latest case report, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that, when an employment tribunal is considering whether...

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Settlement agreements: practical tips on making them work

22 Oct 2014

One year on from the introduction of “pre-termination negotiations” and the change from compromise agreements to “settlement agreements”, how can...

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Unison general secretary Dave Prentis speaking at the Labour party conference last month. Photo: REX

Tribunal fees judicial review to be heard this month

7 Oct 2014

The new judicial review of the lawfulness of the Government’s introduction of employment tribunal fees will be heard later this...

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Serial litigant who brought 30 employment cases in four years banned from tribunal claims. Photo: morebyless

Serial litigant who brought 30 employment cases in four years banned from tribunal claims

7 Oct 2014

In DLA Piper’s latest case report, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) granted a restriction of proceedings order preventing the submission...

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