GMB Members Protest As Employment Tribunal Fees Come Into Force On Monday 29th July 2013
The charging of up to £1,200 effectively means that many workers will lose any chance they had to seek redress if they are poorly treated says GMB.
GMB members will hold a protest outside of the Central London Employment Tribunals to coincide with the introduction of Employment Tribunal fees on Monday 29th July. on Monday 29th July.
The protest will be held at
10.30 A.M. ON
MONDAY 29TH JULY 2013 OUTSIDE
CENTRAL LONDON EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNALS
Empl oyment Tribunal fees apply to all Employment Tribunal applications registered after 28th July 2013. In order to register a claim at an Employment Tribunal after that date, an individual must pay a registration fee of either £160 (for a level one claim such as an unlawful deduction from wages or a failure to provide a written statement of terms and conditions) or £250 (for a level two claim such as discrimination or unfair dismissal) followed by a hearing fee of either £230 (for level one claims) and £850 (for level two claims). There is no guaranty that the fee will be refunded in the event of a successful claim.
This follows the coalition’s previous increase in the qualifying period for employment rights from one year to two and a reduction in the consultation time for redundancies over 100 from 90 days to 45.
Andy Prendergast, GMB Senior Organiser said, “The imposition of such fees represents the latest in a number of attacks of employment rights by the government. With the introduction of employment tribunal fees, the government has given a green light to bad employers to continue exploiting their staff."
Contact: Andy Prendergast, GMB Senior Organiser on 07984 492726 or Michelle Gordon, GMB Organiser on 07866 369259 or 020 8397 8881 or GMB Press Office on 07974 251823 or 020 7391 6755.