As of 29 July 2013, employees wishing to bring a claim at an Employment Tribunal will have to pay Employment Tribunal fees.
The Employment Tribunal fees shall be divided into two groups:
- Type A – for money claims i.e. redundancy and salary arrears
- Type B – for all other claims i.e. unfair dismissal and discrimination
Claimants will have to pay the fees in two stages; initially when issuing an Employment Tribunal claim and secondly 4 – 6 weeks before the final hearing.
The Employment Tribunal fees are as follows:
- Type A issue fee – £160
- Type A hearing fee – £230
- Type B issue fee – £250
- Type B hearing fee – £950
Dion McCarthy, Trainee Solicitor