Editor's message: In recent years, the employment tribunal system has undergone some significant changes, including the introduction of a fee regime.
The regime requires claimants in employment tribunal proceedings to pay a fee to issue a claim and a further fee if the claim proceeds to a final hearing. The fee payable depends on whether the claim is a type A or type B claim, which depends on the nature of the claim. Type A claims are the more straightforward complaints and include claims for unpaid wages, holiday pay and redundancy payments. Type B claims include claims for unfair dismissal, discrimination and equal pay. Both claimants and respondents are also liable to pay a fee for making specified applications.
Jeya Thiruchelvam, senior employment law editor
Updated to include information on Bandara v British Broadcasting Corporation, in which the EAT considered the weight that employers should attach to manifestly inappropriate warnings when considering dismissal.
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