After the Supreme Court decided that Employment Tribunal Fees are unlawful, the rules on bringing claims which are out of time because people were unable to pay the high Tribunal fees have been relaxed.
The first Claimant who was time barred due to being unable to pay the fees has been granted permission to bring a new claim. What this means for the numbers of Tribunal claims being brought is yet to be seen but I get the feeling we may be seeing a lot more of these types of cases.
For the first time since it ruled ET fees to be unlawful, the ET has extended the time limit within which a claimant was allowed to bring her claim. Ms Dhami was allowed to lodge a fresh claim after her original claim was time barred when she was not able to pay her fees in time.