What fees does a claimant have to pay when bringing an employment tribunal claim?

Claimants must pay an issue fee when submitting an employment tribunal claim and a hearing fee when the claim is listed for a final hearing.

There are two levels of fee, reflecting the expected complexity of the case:

  • For level 1 claims, the issue fee is £160 and the hearing fee is £230. Level 1 claims include claims for unpaid wages, holiday pay and redundancy payments.
  • For level 2 claims, the issue fee is £250 and the hearing fee is £950. Level 2 claims include claims for unfair dismissal, discrimination and equal pay.

Different fee levels apply to claims involving multiple claimants.