Employees now need to pay an issue fee

From Monday 29 July 2013 employees wanting to bring a claim in the Employment Tribunal will need to pay an issue fee when they submit their claim.  The amount payable will depend upon the type of claim, for example an unfair dismissal claim will attract an issue fee of £250.  If the claim proceeds to a hearing, a hearing fee of £950 would be payable.  In certain circumstances the employee can apply for a fee remission and the fee remission application must be sent to the Employment Tribunal with the claim application form.

Employees only have three months in which to bring a claim from the date they are dismissed, so it is very important that legal advice is sought as soon as possible to prevent the claim becoming time barred.

Please contact Emma cook on telephone number 01264 721707 or via email emmac@staging.talbotwalker.co.uk if you would like to discuss a potential claim.