date: 13 July 2012
embargo: For immediate release
Responding to the announcement today (Friday) that the government is to introduce fees for employment tribunals, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said:
'It is vital that working people have fair access to justice, but introducing fees for tribunals will deter many - particularly those on low wages - from taking valid claims to court. Many of the UK's most vulnerable workers will simply be priced out of justice.
'The government's remission scheme to protect low-paid employees is woefully inadequate, and workers will be more likely to be mistreated at work as rogue bosses will be able to flout the law without fear of sanction.'
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