- ET fees regime has had a significant adverse impact on access to justice (News, 20 June 2016)
- Impact of report
- House of Commons Justice Committee Report—Courts and tribunals fees
- Conclusions and recommendations
The introduction of employment tribunal fees has had a significant adverse impact on access to justice for meritorious claims, according to the conclusions of the House of Commons Justice Committee following its inquiry into courts and tribunals fees. Recommendations in the Committee’s report include that: (1) the overall quantum of fees charged to bring cases to employment tribunals should be substantially reduced, (2) the binary Type A and Type B distinction for claim types on which the fee is calculated should be replaced, (3) disposable capital and monthly income thresholds for fee remission should be increased and only one fee remission application should be required for both issue and hearing fees, and (4) special considerations should be given to the position of women alleging maternity or pregnancy discrimination, for whom, at least, the time limit of three months for bringing a claim should be reviewed.
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