R (on the application of UNISON) (Appellant) v Lord Chancellor (Respondent)
Case ID: UKSC 2015/0233
Whether the Fees Order imposing fees in the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeals Tribunal breached the EU principle of effectiveness, and whether it was indirectly indiscriminatory.
From 29 July 2013, persons bringing claims in the Employment Tribunal, and appealing to the Employment Appeal Tribunal, have been required to pay substantial fees, ranging from £390 to £1600. Following the introduction of fees, official statistics show a dramatic reduction in claims brought, by around 80%. The appellant's challenge to the Fees Order was unsuccessful in two sets of proceedings in the High Court, and on appeal in the Court of Appeal.
The Lord Chancellor
Lord Neuberger, Lady Hale, Lord Mance, Lord Kerr, Lord Wilson, Lord Reed, Lord Hughes
Hearing start date
27 Mar 2017
Hearing finish date
28 Mar 2017