Employment tribunals and courts

Jeya Thiruchelvam

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

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