Supreme Court declares employment tribunal fees unlawful

In a shock ruling today, the Supreme Court has overturned earlier decisions and declared employment tribunal fees to be unlawful. 

We are delighted by the judgment. Employment tribunal fees are a barrier to the effective enforcement of employment rights  in the UK, and prevent those who have been exploited from accessing justice.

The government has now announced the abolition of these fees and is putting in place plans to refund those who have already paid.

Read the full judgment here