Employment tribunal fees unlawful, Supreme Court rules

Employment tribunal fees unlawful, Supreme Court rules

Fees for those bringing employment tribunal claims have been ruled unlawful, and the government will now have to repay up to £32m to claimants. The government introduced fees of up to £1,200 in 2013 to reduce the number of malicious and weak cases, but that led to a 79% reduction over three years. Trade union Unison argued the fees prevented workers accessing justice. The Ministry of Justice said the government would take immediate steps to…

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UK spy agencies 'broke privacy rules' says tribunal

UK spy agencies 'broke privacy rules' says tribunal

UK spy agencies broke privacy rules by collecting large amounts of UK citizens’ data without adequate oversight, the Investigatory Powers Tribunal has ruled. Complaints about data collection by GCHQ, MI5 and MI6 were put forward by campaign group Privacy International. The ruling said that some of the bulk collection did not comply with the European Convention on Human Rights. But it added that proper statutory supervision was put in place last year. It was a…

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