Tribunal fees are 'victory for bosses'

Introducing fees for employment tribunals has been a "huge victory" for the country's worst bosses and has led to a collapse in the number of claims, according to a new report. The TUC said women and low-paid workers had been worst affected since the Government brought in fees of up to £1,200 last year. The total number of claims had fallen by 79%, but there had been an 80% cut in sex discrimination claims, while cases of unpaid wages and holiday pay were down by 85%, a study found.

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Employment tribunal fees see claims drop 80%

Introducing fees for employment tribunals has been a "huge victory" for the country's worst bosses and has led to a collapse in the number of claims, according to a new report.

The TUC said women and low-paid workers had been worst affected since the Government brought in fees of up to £1,200 last year.

The total number of claims had fallen by 79%, but there had been an 80% cut in sex discrimination claims, while cases of unpaid wages and holiday pay were down by 85%, a study found.

TUC boss Frances O'Grady said the introduction of tribunal fees were a victory for bad bosses. Credit: PA

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