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UNISON, R (on the application of) v Lord Chancellor [2017] UKSC 51

Supreme Court rules ET fees are unlawful

The Supreme Court quashed the exisitng system for fees for employment tribunal claims on the grounds that the system is unlawful. This decision overturned two High Court decisions and a Court of Appeal judgment. The Supreme Court decided that the government acted outside its powers when it introduced fees at existing levels, because the fees effectively prevent access to justice and also indirectly discriminate against women.

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