In what circumstances are respondents required to pay tribunal fees?

Employment tribunal issue fees and hearing fees are payable by the claimant, but if the respondent makes certain applications during the proceedings, it will be responsible for paying the application-specific fees.

The fees payable by a respondent on making the relevant application are:

  • £100 for a reconsideration of a default judgment;
  • £100 (for a level one claim) or £350 (for a level two claim) for a reconsideration of a judgment following a final hearing; and
  • £160 for an employer's contract claim (ie a counter claim).

The respondent is also responsible for paying a fee of £600 if the case is listed for judicial mediation.