IER Employment Law Update - 6.11.13 Fees, Fines and Fighting Back: Using Con-Dem Employment Changes To Your Advantage Paul Statham. Tribunal Fees 29 th July 2013. Bringing Claims Fees to bring ET claims were introduced on Monday 29th July 2013.
The new scheme
Time Limits etc.
What is Wrong
“Dealing with a case fairly and justly includes, so far as practicable-
(a) ensuring that the parties are on an equal footing;
(b) dealing with cases in ways which are proportionate to the complexity and importance of the issues;
(c) avoiding unnecessary formality and seeking flexibility in the proceedings;
(d) avoiding delay, so far as compatible with proper consideration of the issues; and
(e) saving expense
...The parties and their representatives...in particular shall co-operate generally with each other and with the tribunal”
The Lord Chancellor made 3 concessions in the preliminary hearing in Scotland
Amendments to Employment Tribunals (Constitution and Rules of Procedure) Regulations 2004
Cap on Compensatory Award
When Questionnaires are abolished