Unison’s attempt to challenge the legality of the Coalition’s new Employment Tribunal fees system has been dismissed by the Divisional Court, according to the UK Human Rights Blog.

However, the court gave permission to appeal to the Court of Appeal.

The “striking” reduction in claims (79 per cent fewer) presented to Employment Tribunals, Lord Justice Elias accepted, was evidence that the system was “extremely onerous” for people in the position of the hypothetical claimants construed by Unison in their legal argument, but “not so burdensome as to render the right illusory”.

Much more information about this is on the UK Human Rights Blog – give it a visit.