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Refunding of Tribunal fees - an update

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The government has opened up applications for Employment Tribunal fee refunds to all who may be eligible, following a pilot scheme.

This comes after the defeat suffered by the government back in July 2017, where the Supreme Court upheld an appeal by Unison that fees paid by Claimants for their case to be lodged and heard by an Employment Tribunal were unlawful.  One of the consequences of this was that those fees paid over the preceding years had to be repaid (Supreme Court rules that employment tribunal fees are unlawful).

The government have set out details of the refund scheme here.

If you have made a claim to the Employment Tribunal and had to pay fees in doing so, you may be eligible for a refund of those fees.  If you would like any assistance with the process of claiming this refund then please do not hesitate to contact a member of Chattertons’ employment team.