Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has welcomed the Supreme Court’s ruling that employment tribunal fees are unlawful.
CAS Spokesperson, Rob Gowans says:
“Citizens Advice Scotland warmly welcomes today’s ruling by the Supreme Court that employment tribunal fees are an unlawful barrier to justice and should be ended. We have consistently opposed employment tribunal fees, as evidence has shown that fees make it harder for people to claim, even when they have been treated unfairly at work.
“Since the introduction of fees, the decision to bring a claim to an employment tribunal has become a financial one, not based on the merit of a person’s claim. Fees have also negatively affected the power balance between workers and employers. This judgment should be implemented without delay, to refund people who have paid out to bring their case to tribunal since 2013, and to help protect workers from unfair treatment.”