Tribunal Fee Ruling

An Employment Tribunal has allowed a claim to proceed out of time after it was initially rejected for a failure by the Claimant to pay the issue fee (before Employment Tribunal fees were declared to be unlawful on 26th July 2017).

Employers will now need to wait and see whether the Employment Tribunals will allow extensions of time to potential claimants who did not pursue claims at all since fees were introduced 4 years ago because they could not afford to pay the application or hearing fee.