UNISON has vowed to take its battle to the Supreme Court after the Court of Appeal rejected its appeal against the government’s introduction of employment tribunal fees.
this case as ‘troubling’, the Court of Appeal expressed a ‘strong suspicion
that so large a decline [in claims] is unlikely to be accounted for entirely by
cases of ‘won’t pay’ and [that] it must also reflect at least some cases of
General Secretary Dave Prentis said:
is a huge disappointment and a major setback for people at work. Many
unscrupulous employers will be rubbing their hands together in glee at the
is stark evidence that workers are being priced out of justice and it is women,
the disabled and the low-paid who are being disproportionately punished.
fight for fairness at work and access to justice for all will continue until
these unfair and punitive fees are scrapped.”