Unison (No 2), R (on the application of) v The Lord Chancellor [2014]

  • Case Reference
    EWHC 4198
  • Legal Body
    England and Wales High Court (EWHC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Tribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
Issues covered: Tribunal Fees

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

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This article is correct at 19/12/2014
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