Employment Tribunal Fees

Recent changes to the law mean that you now have to pay a fee to make a claim to an Employment Tribunal. Depending on the claim you’re making, you’ll either have to pay fees for a Type A claim or a Type B claim. For each claim, there will be two sets of fees to pay. You’ll have to pay the first fee before you can start your claim and if your claim goes to a hearing, you’ll have to pay a second fee before the final hearing to decide the outcome of your claim. Type A claims cover straightforward claims, such as unpaid wages, redundancy pay, holiday pay, equal pay and notice pay. You’ll have to pay £160 for the issue fee to start the claim, and £230 for the hearing fee. Type B claims cover more complicated claims such as unfair dismissal, discrimination and whistle blowing. You’ll have to pay £250 for the issue fee to start the claim and £950 for the hearing fee. You will only have to pay one fee for your case, regardless of the number of claims you’re making. Other than fees for starting your claim and for a hearing, you’ll also have to pay fees for some other applications to the tribunal, for example if you want to appeal to the Employment Tribunal. If you’re on a low income you may not have to pay the fees, or you’ll have to pay reduced fees. How much you’ll have to pay will depend on your income, savings and capital.