What are the potential employment tribunal costs for an employer?
In addition to any award won by claimants during the employment tribunal, employers who breach employee rights and have ‘one or more aggravating features’ may be subject to further financial penalties enforced from employment tribunals. If you are charged with a penalty, the minimum cost will be £100, and the maximum is £20,000. The sum of this fee depends on how much compensation your employees are awarded (so if the employee won less money in damages, then the fine will be lower). You also get 50% off if you pay within 21 days after receiving notice from the tribunal decision. As you can see, the employment tribunal costs for employers can be substantial if the decision goes against you, which is why your business needs to receive the best possible employment tribunal representation.
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