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