UNISON has announced that it is applying to the High Court to judicially review the government's decision to introduce fees in employment tribunals.
It is unclear from its press release whether the application has yet been lodged.
The main two arguments being raised by UNISON appear to be:-
- it is unlawful to introduce fees which make it prohibitively difficult to enforce European Community law
- the fees indirectly discriminate against women, who (typically) earn less than men.
We'll be discussing the practicalities and ramifications of tribunal fees, and updating you on this judicial review challenge, at my MasterClasses next month (a new London date has been added, as the existing date has sold out - more details soon).