Employment Tribunal Fees Challenge Dismissed

Red cardLast December saw the High Court dismiss the Trade Union Unison’s appeal against the new fees for employment tribunals introduced in July 2013. The courts view was that there was “insufficient evidence to show the fees are making it more difficult to bring cases to a tribunal”.

Here in Shropshire and the West Midlands we have noticed a reduction in the number of tribunal claims and a noticeable increase and interest in the alternatives. This includes greater use of mediation, negotiations as well as agreements utilising ACAS.

Triangle HR is involved in facilitating a number of these alternatives and the results have been constructive for local employers. Involvement in these does require experience and expertise.

If you have a similar situation with an employee that you’d like to discuss, please don’t hesitate to call us on 01743 444007 or email info@trianglehr.co.uk