Employment tribunals are different to the courts when it comes to costs unlike the courts you dont automatically have to pay your employers legal costs if you lose the case you may still have to pay your representative depending on what you agreed beforehand. Last year saw the enactment of the 2013 employment tribunals constitution and rules of procedure regulations 2013 with many changes arguably most notable of which was the introduction of fees and a greater power being given to employment tribunals to deal with costs issues previously employment tribunals only had power to assess costs under 20000 . You do not have to pay a fee to make a claim to the employment tribunal even if it says so on the form send your completed form to one of the following addresses depending on where you were . Costs in tribunals what employers should know by laura h juillet on 20 february 2014 posted in employment uk employment tribunals costs awards in employment tribunals do not follow the event a losing party will not automatically find themselves having to pay the other partys costs of the litigation. Read more about legal costs in employment tribunals and employment tribunal claims for free employment law advice and a free assessment of your case call 0800 612 9509
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