FSB welcomes employment tribunal fees

The Federation of Small Businesses supports the introduction of employment tribunal fees.

For some employees, an employment tribunal can be seen as a ‘no cost' option.

The FSB hopes the introduction of fees will curb the number of speculative claims, help reduce the perceived risk of taking on staff and provide a fairer balance both for small business employers and employees.

– John Allan, National Chairman, Federation of Small Businesses

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Protests over tribunal fees move

Protests will be held today as new fees come into force for workers taking an employment tribunal case. Unions have predicted "chaos" as employees will have to pay up to £1,200 to have cases of unfair dismissal and discrimination heard.