The Government has announced how it will refund workers unlawfully charged tribunal fees to take their employers to court.

Around 100,000 people are due refunds totalling £17 million in 2017-18

So, how do you get your money back?

You can get a refund if you paid fees at an Employment Tribunal or Employment Appeals Tribunal between 29 July 2013 and 26 July 2017.

How to apply

You can apply online if:

  • You haven’t changed your name since you made the claim to the tribunal
  • Your claim was against one employer
  • You have a UK bank account

Otherwise, you can apply by post or email.

You’ll need to include how much you paid in tribunal fees.

Use the service to apply for a refund online.

Apply by email or post

Send your completed form by post or email to HM Courts and Tribunals Service.

Employment Tribunal – England and Wales
Customer Contact Centre
PO Box 10218

Employment Tribunal – Scotland
Customer Contact Centre
PO Box 27105
G2 9JR

What happens next?

If you’re entitled to a refund it’ll be transferred to your bank account (plus 0.5% interest). You’ll get a letter confirming the amount.

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