Unison (No 2), R (on the application of) v The Lord Chancellor Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceEWHC 4198
Legal BodyEngland and Wales High Court (EWHC)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionTribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
The High Court has ruled on Unison's judicial review application in relation to the introduction of fees in GB employment tribunals. It has rejected the union's claim that it was virtually impossible or exceptionally difficult for potential applicants to bring a claim - although statistics were produced that show the enormous drop in claims, the union did not bring any witnesses who said they would have taken a claim had it not been for the fees imposed.
Although the union also brought a claim that the imposition of fees was indirectly discriminatory, one of the stated purposes of the fees regime was to make those who used the system pay towards that system, which was a legitimate aim and
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