Employment tribunal fee refunds – stage 1

By October 23, 2017September 6th, 2018Employment, For Business, SMEs

Opening stage of employment tribunal fee refund scheme launched

As we know, back in July 2017 the Supreme Court confirmed that the fee regime in the employment tribunal was unlawful and quashed it with immediate effect. As a consequence of this, the government confirmed that those who had paid tribunal fees would be reimbursed. Last Friday’s announcement signals the beginning of the refund process and will see up to 1,000 individuals being contacted and given the opportunity to apply for refunds. These individuals will also be entitled to recover interest of 0.5% on the fees they have paid.The government has estimated that the total cost of providing eligible individuals with refunds will be in the region of £33 million. A rather embarrassing and costly U-turn for the government.

Sarah Scholfield

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Sarah is a Solicitor in our Employment Team. Sarah has extensive experience advising employers on a wide range of employment matters including unfair dismissal, discrimination and whistle blowing claims, drafting contracts of employment and dealing with disciplinary/grievance matters. She also regularly advises employees on settlement agreements, disciplinary/grievance matters and unfair dismissal. She is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association. Sarah has been described as “extremely knowledgeable… diligent, sharp” whilst retaining “that all important client focus”.

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