Tuesday 31 January 2017 / 6:48 PM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

Richard Burgon responds to Government’s publication of its employment tribunal fees review

Richard
Burgon MP, Labour’s Shadow Justice Secretary
, responding to the Government’s
publication of its employment tribunal fees review, said:

“Whatever
ministers might say the reality is that the Employment Tribunal fees which they
introduced in 2013 were intended to weaken workers’ rights and safeguard
unscrupulous bosses.

“The
Tories’ intransigence in relation to sticking with the Employment Tribunal fees
is bad news for working people and bad news for employers who play by the
rules. Labour’s policy is clear: a Labour Government will abolish Employment
Tribunal fees which have seen a fall of around 70 per cent in cases being
brought.”