Workplace Diversity

Part of Women and Equalities – in the House of Commons at 9:30 am on 22nd November 2012.

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Photo of Lilian Greenwood Lilian Greenwood Shadow Minister (Transport) 9:30 am, 22nd November 2012

The Government state that the new employment tribunal fees for claims relating to the national minimum wage will attract the lowest level of fee—£390—yet the average payout to workers who make a claim enforcing the minimum wage is just £165, which is less than half the cost of pursuing a claim under the new fee structure. Does the Minister agree that the new system of employment tribunal fees will unfairly punish women, disabled people, and black and ethnic minority workers, who are disproportionately represented among the low paid?