United Kingdom - Court rules that employment tribunal fees are unlawful - August 31, 2017

Following UNISON’s legal challenge, the Supreme Court has ruled that employment tribunal fees are unlawful because they price workers out of accessing justice and discriminate against women. Supreme Court rules that employment tribunal fees have unfair effect on access to justice. According to unions, this ruling is a massive step towards ensuring that working people can enforce their employment rights.

English: http://touchstoneblog.org.uk/2017/07/employment-tribunal-fees-found-unlawful/

UNISON story: https://www.unison.org.uk/news/article/2017/08/employment-tribunal-fees ...  

The ruling: https://www.supremecourt.uk/cases ...   

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