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Posted in:Education, HR and Employment|May 21, 2014 | Join the mailing list

As we mentioned in our
news alert on 7th February 2014
, the trade union, UNISON, brought a legal claim in the High Court challenging the lawfulness of the Government’s introduction of Employment Tribunal fees. That claim was unsuccessful in the High Court, but UNISON have now
been given permission to appeal the judgment to the Court of Appeal and that appeal will certainly be one to keep an eye on, both for employers and for employees.

In our
article of 26th March 2014
, we talked about the dramatic downturn in the number of Employment Tribunal claims being made (as revealed by statistics issued by the Ministry of Justice) and those figures will doubtless be referred to by UNISON in their appeal
as evidence of the impact which the introduction of Tribunal fees has had.

Keep your eyes on the Berg website for further news on this and on many other current employment law news stories.  For more information or for practical commercial advice on any aspect of employment law, please contact
Nigel Crebbin of the Berg Employment Team on 0161 833 9211 or email him at
nigelc@berg.co.uk. Follow us on Twitter:
@Berg_HR

(The information and opinions contained in this news alert are not intended to be comprehensive, nor to provide legal advice. No responsibility for its accuracy or correctness is assumed by Berg or any of its partners or employees. Professional legal
advice should be obtained before taking, or refraining from taking, any action as a result of this news alert.)

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