UNISON's Fight Against Tribunal Fees

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UNISON to continue fight over Employment Tribunal fees in Supreme Court
UNISON has today (Wednesday) vowed to take its battle to the SupremeCourt after the Court of Appeal rejected its appeal against the government’s introduction of employment tribunal fees.
Describing this case as ‘troubling’, the Court of Appeal expressed a ‘strong suspicion that so large a decline [in claims] is unlikely to be accounted for entirely by cases of ‘won’t pay’ and [that] it must also reflect at least some cases of ‘can’t pay’.
UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis said:
“Today’s decision is a huge disappointment and a major setback for people at work. Many unscrupulous employers will be rubbing their hands together in glee at the news.
There is stark evidence that workers are being priced out of justice and it is women, the disabled and the low-paid who are being disproportionately punished.
Our fight for fairness at work and access to justice for all will continue until these unfair and punitive fees are scrapped.”