Can employment tribunal fees be waived if the claimant cannot afford to pay?

Yes, a claimant can apply for remission of the whole or part of a fee if he or she cannot afford to pay. The same remission system that applies to proceedings in civil courts applies to fees for employment tribunal proceedings. A claimant can apply for remission if he or she is in receipt of specified benefits or has an annual income or monthly disposable income below the relevant specified amounts.