Supreme Court rules that tribunal fees are unlawful, because they prevent access to justice.

As I’m sure you’ve heard, a ground breaking recent judgement by the Supreme Court has ruled that tribunal fees are unlawful and should be abolished. Both the High Court and the Court of Appeal had previously found against Unison’s appeal against tribunal fees but the Supreme Court rules that fees are unlawful, both under the domestic and EU law, because they prevent access to justice.

How could  this ruling will affect your business.

The number of new tribunal cases filed in East London during August increased by 100% compared to the same time last year; central London figures weren’t too far behind either, up by 75%.

If you’re a business owner, these statistics are scary. But don’t worry with the correct Hr processes and procedures in place you can protect your business.

I cannot stress enough that when it comes to employee and management and training, companies should be proactive not reactive. This has never rung more true especially when it comes to situations where you could potentially lose a lot of money – such as a tribunal.

But don’t worry if you are an SME and don’t have the fascilities for an HR department or the need for a full time HR Manager.

Ethos Coaching supplies an HR consultancy Service.

We can help you with your HR needs by providing HR Support to help fix a current issue…or even better to prevent an issue occurring.

…and working with you to implement the HR Best Practice you need in place to drive your business forward.

We offer different levels of HR support to meet your requirements. We can advise you on the steps you need to take, we can support you as you are taking them or we can manage the whole process for you.

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