Court Ruling Is Victory For Workers' Access To Justice, Says TUC
The Supreme Court yesterday (Wednesday) quashed the government's system of fees for employment tribunals.
The case was taken by the UNISON trade union, which successfully argued that the fees - which can be as high as £1,200 per case -- prevented many workers from gaining justice at work.
TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:
"This is a massive win for working people. Congratulations to UNISON for doggedly pursuing this case. Today's result shows the value of working people standing together in trade unions.
"Too many low-paid workers couldn't afford to uphold their rights at work, even when they've faced harassment or have been sacked unfairly.
"Tribunal fees have been a bonanza for bad bosses, giving them free rein to mistreat staff. Any fees paid so far should be refunded as soon as possible."
Court Ruling Is Victory For Workers' Access To Justice, Says TUC, 27th July 2017, 17:06 PM