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Employment Tribunals — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:15 am on 12th March 2015.

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Photo of Baroness Turner of Camden Baroness Turner of Camden Labour 11:15 am, 12th March 2015

My Lords, I thank the Minister for that response, but there are still instances where people want to take their case to a tribunal but can do so only if they are able to pay a fee of as much as £1,000 to get a hearing. That is quite unacceptable. Do the Government think that if people cannot afford to pay that to get their hearing they should simply put up with the situation as it is and get on with it? I do not think that that is acceptable, and certainly it is not beneficial to the employee. The bad employer may quite like it, but the good employer does not, and an employee who is disabled and generally upset really would like to get a hearing before a tribunal.