18th August 2017
Employment Tribunal Fees- Refunds Update
The Employment Tribunals (England and Wales) have asked lawyers to distribute this message on their behalf.
“As you are probably aware, in advance of the Supreme Court’s judgement in the Unison case an undertaking was given to the Court to refund Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal fees, should the Fees Order be declared unlawful.
“We are now working on the detailed arrangements of the scheme to enable that undertaking to be met and we aim to ensure that the process is as simple and unobtrusive as possible for those who make an application, while ensuring that refunds are only paid to those who are entitled. There are, however, a number of points of detail that we do need to address including, for example, how to deal with refunds in claims involving multiple claimants, and how it will operate when the tribunal has ordered the opposing party to reimburse a fee.
“Please bear with us during this period, and we hope to be in a position to make an announcement on the details of the refund scheme during September.”
No further updates have been received at the time of going to press. Any further updates on tribunal fee refunds will be covered through our news section.