Employment tribunals

Unison loses fight to overturn tribunal fees

Unison loses fight to overturn tribunal fees but will appeal

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


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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Tribunal costs

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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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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Unison given go-ahead for new judicial review into employment tribunal fees

18 Sep 2014

The Lord Chancellor has given Unison the green light to launch a judicial review...

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Frances O'Grady

Tribunal claims remain dramatically down for third consecutive quarter

11 Sep 2014

Employment tribunal receipts continue to record a dramatic year-on-year decline, according to the latest round of quarterly statistics from the...

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Chuka Umunna. Photo: Ray Tang/REX

Labour government would scrap “unfair” employment tribunal system

9 Sep 2014

A Labour government would completely reform the employment tribunal system the party has announced.
Speaking at the TUC Congress in...

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Early conciliation

Early conciliation being used by 1,600 people per week

3 Sep 2014

Early conciliation is being used by around 1,600 people per week, according to statistics from Acas released today.
In its...

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REX/Marcus Lipman

Employment tribunal fees “severely limit” workers’ access to justice

29 Jul 2014

The introduction of employment tribunal fees has “severely limited access to justice for workers”, with worrying consequences for the future...

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Tribunal watch: Age discrimination claims cost parking firm £700,000

23 Jun 2014

This week, we report on an award of more than £700,000 to 20 older drivers who were dismissed after their...

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Form ET1

Tribunal figures continue to record dramatic drop in claims

12 Jun 2014

The number of individual claims taken to employment tribunal dropped by 59% in the first three months of this year,...

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Tribunal fees

Tribunal claimants less likely to proceed thanks to fees, survey finds

11 Jun 2014

A Government-commissioned survey of the employment tribunal system has found that around half of claimants would reconsider proceeding with their...

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Tribunal watch: Women who complained about boss’s “fondling” win sexual harassment claim

9 Jun 2014

Two female sales executives based in London’s Mayfair will receive “substantial” awards for sex discrimination after they successfully claimed that...

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