UNISON National

Refunds for tribunal fees is welcome news

Responding to the government’s announcement that the first people eligible for employment tribunal fee refunds will be able to apply for them from today (Friday), UNISON head of legal services Adam Creme said: “The government is now making good on its promise to refund anyone who was unfairly charged to take their employers to court.

“The government got it very wrong on fees, as ministers found to their cost when they lost at the Supreme Court in the summer.

“But the real tragedy of the fees fiasco is the thousands of wronged employees who couldn’t afford to shell out to get justice and so lost out. Nothing can be done to help them, or to bring the many unscrupulous employers, who broke the law and got away with it, to court.”

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Clare Santry T: 0207 121 5546 M: 07944 191479 E: c.santry@unison.co.uk
Liz Chinchen M: 07778 158175 E: press@unison.co.uk