Green Party responds to Supreme Court ruling on employment tribunal fees

26 July 2017

The Green Party has responded to the Supreme Court ruling in favour of Unison following the union's legal challenge over employment tribunal fees [1].

Jonathan Bartley, Green Party co-leader, said:

“Employment tribunal fees block workers from accessing justice.  The Government must scrap them in light of the Supreme Court’s judgement. This ruling is a victory for access to justice and common sense – workers’ rights are not worth the paper they are printed on if they cannot be enforced. Basic rights should not be the preserve of those who can afford to pay huge fees, and by bringing this case to court Unison have ensured all workers facing exploitation can bring a case against their employer.”

Notes:

1. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-40727400






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