Employment Tribunals

Workers will no longer have to pay to bring employment tribunal claims, the UK’s highest court has ruled, saying the government acted 

unlawfully when it introduced fees in 2013.

The Supreme Court  has agreed unanimously that fees, introduced by then justice secretary Chris Grayling , should end immediately. 

The government will also have to refund a total of £32m to thousands of people who paid to make tribunal claims.

The charges ranged from £390 to £1,200 depending on the case. Before 2013, it was free for workers to bring employment tribunal 

claims. Lawyers suggested that new employment tribunal claims could now increase.