First revived claim under the new No Tribunal Fee’s regime

    In Dhami v Tesco Stores Limited, Ms Dhami sued Tesco for disability and age discrimination in the Employment Tribunal. She applied for a fee remission but her application was rejected and her case was thrown out when she could not pay the fees. The Supreme Court ruled in the Unison case that the Government’s employment tribunal fees regime... Read more

Employment Tribunal Fees update of 18th August 2017

In our previous update, we informed you that the President of the Employment Tribunals had issued a Case Management Order to stop (stay) all claims and applications arising from the Unison  Supreme Court ruling that Employment Tribunal fees were unfair. That stay has now been removed and you can apply for fees that you paid to be reimbursed. Additionally, claims... Read more

Filing an Employment Tribunal claim following the unlawful fees ruling

The Supreme Court judgment making Employment Tribunal Fees unlawful means that people were able to file employment tribunal claims from 26th July 2017 without paying a fee. The Ministry of Justice said that it would refund fees paid since their introduction in 2013. The President of the Employment Tribunals issued a case management order on 9 August, which provides guidance for two types... Read more

Employment Tribunal Fees Update

The Employment & Property Jurisdictional Support Team at HM Courts & Tribunals Service have issued a message to anyone using the Employment Tribunal as follows; Dear All You will all be aware that on 26 July, the Supreme Court handed down judgment in the case of R (Unison) v Lord Chancellor. Unison’s appeal was a challenge to the lawfulness of... Read more

Employment Tribunal fees are unlawful

Fees for those bringing employment tribunal claims have been ruled unlawful, and the government will now have to repay up to £32m to claimants. The government introduced fees of up to £1,200 in 2013 to reduce the number of malicious and weak cases, but that led to a 79% reduction over three years. Trade union Unison argued the fees prevented... Read more

Parental Bereavement (Pay and Leave) Bill 2017

Employed parents who have lost a child will for the first time get statutory paid leave to grieve under a proposed new law announced on 19th July 2017. At the moment, under the Employment Rights Act 1996,  employees have a day-one right to take a “reasonable” amount of unpaid time off work to deal with an emergency involving a dependant,... Read more

Election 2017: What does each party say about Workers Rights?

Workers Rights in Party Manifestos The Labour Party Manifesto 2017 and Labour’s Promise to Workers The Conservative Party Manifesto 2017 The Liberal Democrat Manifesto 2017 Plaid Cymru – Action Plan 2017 The Green Guarantee UKIP   Wages and holidays The Conservative Party says that the national living wage will rise “in line with average earnings by 2022”. The party remains committed to Its increasing... Read more

Annual increases to rates and limits

    Annual increases to rates and limits that come into effect in April 2017   1 April: The National Minimum Wage Workers aged 25+ (Living wage) increases to £7.50 (currently £7.20) Workers aged 21 to 24 increases to £7.05 (currently £6.95) Workers aged 18 to 20 increases to £5.60 (currently £5.55) Workers aged 16 to 17 increases to £4.05... Read more

Employment Law Changes in APRIL 2017

  1.Gender Pay Gap Reporting Employers with 250 or more employees will have to report data about their gender pay gap, including bonus payments annually. They will also have to report on the proportion of male and female employees in different pay quartiles and those who receive bonuses. Employers have 12 months to publish the information on their own website... Read more

Gender Pay Gap Reporting

What is Gender Pay Gap Reporting? The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 come into force in April 2017. These regulations set out the gender pay gap reporting duties of private and public employers with 250 or more employees. Employers have to publish information about their gender pay gap and gender bonus gap every year starting on... Read more

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