Research conducted by Associate Professor Abi Adams has been used as evidence in a Supreme Court case challenging Employment Tribunal Fees

Posted: 04/04/2017

Research conducted by Associate Professor Abigail Adams, from the Department of Economics and Associate Professor Jeremias Prassl, from the Oxford Faculty of Law has been used as evidence in a Supreme Court hearing that is challenging the legality of Employment Tribunal Fees in the UK.

In their article, 'Vexatious claims: Challenging the case for employment tribunal fees' (to be published in the Modern Law Review), they argue that the 2013 Order introducing Employment Tribunal Fees is a 'clear violation' of long-established UK and EU law, as the cost of bringing a claim now outweighs the benefit of a potential win for many claimants. Adams and Prassl describe the government’s introduction of the measures as 'disproportionate', especially when seen in the light of the government’s own policy goals.  Read the full story here...

 

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Abi Adams is Associate Professor in Economics