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Employment tribunal claimants, and employers ordered by the tribunal to reimburse fees, can now apply for refunds.

This government scheme to reimburse fees follows the Supreme Court ruling in July that the system of employment tribunal fees was unlawful.

Links to the online claim forms, or pdfs to apply by email or post, are at

Employers who reimbursed a claimant’s tribunal fee under a court order are entitled to claim a refund from the government under the scheme.

The arrangements cover Employment Tribunal (and Employment Appeal Tribunal) fees paid by claimants and employers generally, not just fees paid by claimants to make a tribunal claim or have a hearing.

More on employment tribunal fees: Tribunal legal procedure>Tribunal fees – no longer chargeable.