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.

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Tribunal fees a threat to 'universal access to justice'

Fees of up to £1,200 for workers to launch a tribunal claim against their employers will undermine justice in the workplace, the Citizens Advice service has warned.

Its chief executive Gillian Guy said: “This is another threat to the principle of universal access to justice. Employees are from today going to be faced with a double injustice.

The Citizens Advice service said the fees will leave employees "between a rock and a hard place".

“Citizens Advice is now concerned that people have no way to tackle unfair employers; the combined impact of the removal of legal aid and charges for tribunals leaving victims without reasonable options", she added.

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