United Kingdom -New charges will make tackling discrimination at work harder -January 19, 2012

Introducing fees to take claims to employment tribunals could have a huge impact on ensuring equality at work, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber on 19 January warned a conference. Before Christmas the government published its plans for charging users of employment tribunals. Under the proposals an individual will have to pay a minimum of UKP600 (€722) and possibly as much as UKP1,750 (€2,105) to have a discrimination claim heard at a tribunal. If the plans come into law, the TUC confederation believes it will be even harder in future to get proper enforcement and compliance with the law as employers will know that they face little realistic prospect of being held to account.

English: http://www.tuc.org.uk/equality/tuc-20498-f0.cfm

 

This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) M.vanKlaveren@uva.nl or the communications officer of the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2012.


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