From that date, subject to the necessary Parliamentary approval, employees wishing to bring a claim to a tribunal will have to pay fees on a sliding scale depending on the nature of the claim and the number of claimants.
Level 1 claims include breach of contract, equal pay, holiday pay, redundancy issues and wages.
Level 2 claims include unfair dismissal, detriment and discrimination.
For a Level 1 claim, the employee will have to pay an Issue Fee of £160 to begin the claim and then a further £230 if the case proceeds to a Tribunal hearing.
Level 2 claims will require an Issue Fee of £250 and a Hearing Fee of £950.
Fees for groups of claimants will vary depending on how many people are involved. For example, if there are between 2 and 10 claimants, the Issue Fee will be £500 follo
wed by a Hearing Fee of £1,900. Cases involving more than 200 people will involve an Issue Fee of £1,500 and a Hearing Fee of £5,700.
The new arrangements are designed to discourage employees from bring weak cases which can be both costly and time consuming for employers.
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