Employment Tribunals Major changes

Massive changes to the Employment Tribunals made by the government mean access to workplace

justice has been denied to millions and now comes with a hefty price tag.

The qualifying period to claim unfair dismissal has been doubled to two years.

Prohibitive tribunal fees are to be introduced with a fee of up to £250 just to register a case and up to

£950 more payable before it gets to a hearing.

Appeals will cost up to £1,600.

Witness expenses will not be paid.

The potential cost of losing a tribunal has been doubled, from £10,000 to £20,000.

Currently only 8% of cases for unfair dismissal are successful.

Members' of Unite will have these costs covered by the union.

These benefits are subject to terms/conditions, membership qualification and acceptance of cases by

the union and its solicitors.

So, if you are not already a member, join Unite today, and get yourself protected by Unite's expert

legal team.