Can access to justice in employment disputes be restored by a new single jurisdiction? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted September 21st, 2015 in costs, dispute resolution, employment tribunals, jurisdiction, news by sally

‘In 2013 radical changes were introduced to the Employment Tribunal system, which, since its inception in the 1970s, had enabled employees to bring their disputes before a legally qualified Chairman free of charge. Since 2013 legal costs have been incurred automatically upon issuing proceedings. Before issuing proceedings the parties have an opportunity to reach a settlement via the ACAS early conciliation process. But there may be little incentive for an employer to engage in a conciliated settlement, where the employee is unlikely to be able to afford the tribunal fees.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 18th September 2015