Law update

Tribunal fees are set to be scrapped, how could this effect the small business owner

Employment tribunal fees look set to be scrapped after a landmark court decision this week.

The Supreme Court has ruled that the fees, introduced in July 2013, are unlawful, and thousands of people who paid to take their employers to tribunals will need to be refunded.

Since the introduction of the fees, there has been a dramatic fall in the number of tribunal claims, however, once the fees are dropped it does not necessarily mean that tribunal claims will return to the old levels, if employers seek professional support before issues spiral out of control.

For small businesses, handling any HR issue incorrectly can lead to damaging disputes that are both costly and can cause serious harm to their reputation as a fair employer.

Now is the time to call in expert help. We can help you to navigate your way out of any tricky situation and make sure that you’re acting on the right side of the law. We can help you to work out your next steps and minimise any potential long-lasting damage to your business.

Prevention is better than cure, so give us a call today and we can arrange a no-obligation review of where you could be putting your business under unnecessary risk.