Z v Commerzbank AG

Welcome back everyone and thank you for joining us for this week's case of the week. Before we begin, we would like to say thank you to everyone who has booked on to this year’s seminar. For those yet to book their place it will be on Tuesday 12 March and we'll be discussing all employment [...]

Steer v Stormsure Ltd

This week we look at a case to see if a big change to discrimination claims could be on the way. Introduction The EAT have recently handed down a judgement stating that the current impossibility of claiming interim relief in a discrimination claim is contrary to the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). Brexit will [...]

Mr C H Tan v Copthorne Hotels Ltd

  Today’s case considers a hefty costs order of almost half a million pounds, and raises some important points in relation to employment tribunal rules as well as etiquette. Mr. Tan was employed by Copthorne Hotels as a Senior Vice President of Procurement. He had been with the company for 5 years, before being made [...]

Pranczk v Hampshire County Council

Another Friday and to see you through the melting heat and into the garden for a glass or bottle of vino we have another case law update for you. It seems that the Tribunal is churning out a lot of procedural cases over the COVID epidemic. Last week’s case may have been expletive laden but [...]

Employment Tribunal Statistics – Backlog and Delay

Since Tribunal Fees were abolished in 2017 the number of claims lodged has doubled. Unfortunately, the abolition of fees and increase in claims has coincided with budget cuts to the Tribunal system leading to many venues closing, including Bedford and Huntingdon. This means that there are more claims but fewer venues and judges to hear […]

By |2019-12-28T12:48:57+00:00June 28th, 2019|Employment Tribunals, Tribunal Costs Employee|0 Comments

W v Lincolns Care Ltd

Hello and welcome back to your weekly case law update. Last week we had our monthly Employment Law Update, with features on Justin Welby, mental health & safety and equal pay. There was also a feature on tribunal statistics which mentioned a possible time lag for sexual harassment claims. Well, this week we have a […]

Tribunal Statistics – Latest Figures for April to June 2018

Since the abolition of Tribunal fees last year, the number of Tribunal claims have predictably increased. For the April-June 2018 period, claims are up by 165% from the same period in 2017. Meanwhile, nearly twelve and a half thousand fee refund payments have been made equating to around £10m. The figures show that the average […]

By |2019-12-28T13:04:22+00:00September 28th, 2018|Tribunal Costs Employee, Tribunal Statistics|0 Comments

Employment Tribunal Statistics – Claims Numbers Increase

Since ET fees were abolished last summer, it will come as no surprise to hear that claims have increased. Statistics gathered by ACAS suggest claims progressing to Tribunal have increased by 39% since fees were abolished in July 2017. This coincides with Ministry of Justice data which suggest claims have increased by 118% since January […]

By |2019-12-28T13:04:49+00:00July 27th, 2018|PJH & Industry News, Tribunal Costs Employee|0 Comments

Employment Tribunal Fees: £1.8 million refunded in 2 months

Employment Tribunal Fees: £1.8 million refunded in 2 months One of the biggest issues facing employment law in recent years has been the access to justice barrier created by Tribunal Fees. Last summer, following a claim lodged by Unison, fees were abolished and a scheme was set up to repay those unlawfully charged fees – […]

By |2019-12-28T13:06:22+00:00February 1st, 2018|Tribunal Costs Employee|0 Comments

Employment Tribunal Fees – Repayment Scheme Launched

As many of you will know, in July the Supreme Court ruled that Tribunal Fees were unlawful. Whilst a barrier to justice has been lifted for future tribunal users, the issue of repayment for those unlawfully charged a fee remained unresolved. The Government has launched its scheme for re-imbursement. Successful applicants will receive a full […]

By |2019-12-28T13:06:59+00:00November 2nd, 2017|Tribunal Costs Employee|0 Comments

A v B | Should Claimants who paid a fee to bring their claim be entitled to that money back from the Respondent as part of their award?

A v B Our second case is about another hot topic in employment law, Tribunal Fees. Despite being recently removed from the ET website this case posed an important question: Should Claimants who paid a fee to bring their claim be entitled to that money back from the Respondent as part of their award? Little is […]

By |2019-12-28T13:10:51+00:00September 15th, 2017|Case of the Week - Blog, Tribunal Costs Employee|0 Comments

Tribunal Fees – Claims thrown out due to failure to pay fee to be resumed?

Last month the Supreme Court ruled that Tribunal fees were unlawful leading to them being scrapped. One issue this raised was what would happen to cases that did not proceed because of failure to the fee. In Dhami v Tesco Stores Ltd it appears that Claimant has been successful in arguing that her case should be reinstated […]

By |2019-12-28T13:11:33+00:00September 1st, 2017|Tribunal Costs Employee|0 Comments

Supreme Court Rules ET Fees Unlawful – Government to repay £32m

The Magna Carta, one of Britain’s oldest pieces of constitutional legislation, states that, ‘To no one will we sell, to no one deny or delay right or justice.’ In July 2013, as part of the Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal Fees Order 2013, Tribunal Fees were introduced. The fees meant prospective Claimants would […]

Nursing and Midwifery Council v Harrold: Can a serial litigator be prevented from making future claims?

Welcome back to Case of the Week. Last week we looked at constructive dismissal and this week we have two cases for you. The first concerns serial litigators, a very rare topic since the introduction of court fees and the second is about religion/belief discrimination. The question from this case is: Can a serial litigator be prevented […]