John Bracken and Nancy Goldman-Edwards are trainee solicitors and Chris McAvoy, Lucy Sorell and Rachael Wake are associates at Addleshaw Goddard LLP. They round up the latest rulings.
The High Court has dismissed Unison's second challenge of the tribunal fees system on the basis that it had failed to show that it is excessively difficult for individuals to pay for tribunal claims.
In DLA Piper's latest case report, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that, when an employment tribunal is considering whether or not to award costs, the insurance cover of the party seeking the costs order is irrelevant.
The High Court has held that the Government's decision to introduce fees for individuals to bring employment tribunal claims is lawful.
David Malamatenios is a partner, and Linda Quinn, Krishna Santra, Sandra Martins and Melissa Powys-Rodrigues are solicitors at Colman Coyle Solicitors. They round up the latest rulings.
In DLA Piper's case of the week, Vaughan v London Borough of Lewisham and others, the Employment Appeal Tribunal approved the employment tribunal decision to require a claimant to pay around £60,000 in costs. This claimant had turned down a £95,000 settlement offer.
An example response to an employment tribunal claim, in the format that a potential response to an employee's tribunal claim might take.
A model letter making a request for further information in relation to an employment tribunal claim.
A link to the form (ET3) to respond to a claim made to an employment tribunal (on the GOV.UK website).
A model letter asking for a witness to be compelled to attend an employment tribunal claim.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to employment tribunal procedure.