Employment Law Reform 2013
As part of an ongoing major overhaul to the Employment Tribunal system, this summer heralded the introduction of fees for bringing claims to an Employment Tribunal and appeals to the Employment Appeals Tribunal.
Whilst employers have largely supported the government’s initiative, it has been met with opposition from trade unions and employment lawyers who argue that the new regime will undermine rights conferred on employees under EU law and that it will lead to indirect discrimination against women.
The enabling instrument, the Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal Fees Order 2013, SI 2013/4893 came into force on 29th July and has recently been the subject of a judicial review hearing initiated by the trade union Unison.
See Natasha Sethi’s article in full here.