Employment tribunal fee refund scheme now live
Following the Supreme Court's ruling in July that Employment Tribunal fees are unlawful and the abolition of the fee regime, the Government announced that it would put in place a scheme to refund claimants (and any respondents who had paid a fee to bring a counterclaim or been ordered to reimburse the fee paid by a successful claimant). The initial launch took place in October and the full version of the scheme has now been rolled out. It is open to both claimants and respondents who paid a fee between July 2013 and July 2017, including those who were ordered by the Tribunal to reimburse their opponent for a fee incurred by the opponent. It is also open to representatives and sponsors who paid a fee on behalf of a party (and who were not reimbursed). However, it does not apply to businesses which reimbursed a claimant's fee under a settlement agreement.
Applications for refunds can be made here.
If you would like further information on how the points raised could impact you, please contact Jane Amphlett.