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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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Union: Tribunal fees 'are victory for UK's worst bosses'

TUC general secretary Frances O'Grady said:

Employment tribunal fees have been a huge victory for Britain's worst bosses.

By charging up-front fees for harassment and abuse claims the Government has made it easier for bad employers to get away with the most appalling behaviour.

Tribunal fees are part of a wider campaign to get rid of workers' basic rights. The consequence has been to price low-paid and vulnerable people out of justice.

– Frances O'Grady

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