The Ministry of Justice has recently undertaken a consultation on its proposal to introduce fees in the employment tribunal. The reasons are two fold, to reduce the burden on businesses by discouraging weak claims and to reduce the financial cost to the tax payer. The consultation has now finished and the Ministry of Justice has published its proposals. The suggestion is that, from summer 2013, the following fees structure will apply:- For claims arising out of payments due on termination (such as notice payments, redundancy payments etc), there will be a fee of £160 to issue the claim and a further £230 if the claim goes to a full hearing. For all other claims, including claims for unfair dismissal, the issue fee will be £250 and it will be £950 for the hearing. There are also further fees proposed for other aspects of the tribunal process, such as a fee of £100 to review a decision and £160 to bring a counter claim.
There are also proposals to introduce fees in the Employment Appeal Tribunal. Again there will be an issue fee and a hearing fee of £400 and £1,200 respectively.
As it currently stands this remains a proposal but we will update you when (which is expected) these proposals are implemented.
Source: Paris Smith LLB0
Are you tired of spending hours online searching for jobs? Applying for hundreds of positions and not receiving so much as an acknowledgement? Fed-up of being unemployed or unhappy with your current career path? Here at Wote Street People, we always strive to find the perfect match between candidate and employer – something that cannot[…..]
Wote Street People sponsors University of Winchester Resilience Award With Christmas nearly upon us, the ‘silly season’ starts – parties ramp up, office life slows down, and chat about what everyone is doing this year is as plentiful as the supply of festive bakes. But it’s not the most wonderful time of the year for[…..]
Another year is almost over and with less than 50 shopping days before Christmas, you may also be thinking about a career move in the New Year. Why not consider a job in Basingstoke? Located in Basing View, one of Basingstoke’s growing business communities, Wote Street People know what a great place Basingstoke is to[…..]
– “Graduates want more from life – we know we’re going to live ‘til we’re 100, have five different careers in our lifetimes, so we want to enjoy ourselves.” – The summer months always see an influx of enthusiastic graduates, fresh from universities and business schools across the UK; looking to establish their career path[…..]
According to the CIPD report, women over the age of 50 are the fastest growing segment of the workforce. So, why do so many suffer from age discrimination? Possibly it’s to do with the common, but sometimes misunderstood symptoms that affect lots of women between the ages of 45-55, including hot flushes, headaches, aches and[…..]