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Vexatious claims: Challenging the case for employment tribunal fees

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Since July 2013, recourse to Employment Tribunals in the United Kingdom has attracted fees of up to £1,200 for single claimants. The impact of this reform has been dramatic: within a year, claims dropped by nearly 80%. In this paper, we challenge the legality of the fee regime as introduced, suggesting that it is in clear violation of domestic and international norms, including Article 6(1) ECHR and the EU principle of effective judicial protection. Drawing on rational choice theory and empir...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1111/1468-2230.12264

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Economics
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Law
Sub department:
Law Faculty
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Author
Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Modern Law Review Journal website
Volume:
80
Issue:
3
Pages:
412-442
Publication date:
2017-04-27
Acceptance date:
2016-07-21
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ISSN:
1468-2230
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635346
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uuid:6be9cf48-35b2-460b-b604-92327b272a26
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pubs:635346
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2016-07-25

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