Employment tribunal fee refund scheme opens

Submitted by sglenister on Fri, 20/10/2017 - 13:36

20 October 2017

The government's compensation scheme for claimants who paid employment tribunal fees that have since been found unlawful opened today.

Trade unions and approximately 1,000 people will be contacted individually by the government in this first phase of the scheme, which will last around four weeks.

Applicants to the scheme will be paid 0.5% interest on top of their original fee.

After this preliminary period, the full scheme will open to all those who lost out as a result of the unlawful fees. The government has announced that a pre-registration scheme will be rolled out for those who are not contacted in the initial phase this month. Those who wish to register their interest in this scheme can contact ethelpwithfees@hmcts.gsi.gov.uk or write to:

For proceedings in England and Wales:
Employment Tribunal Central Office (England and Wales)/Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) Fees
PO Box 10218
Leicester LE1 8EG

For proceedings in Scotland:
Employment Tribunals Central Office Scotland/Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) Fees
PO Box 27105
Glasgow G2 9JRX

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