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Vexatious claims: challenging the case for employment tribunal fees

Abstract:

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 per cent. This paper suggests that this fee regime 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 empirical evidence, we argue that the resulting p...

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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:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Law; Law Faculty
Oxford college:
Magdalen College
Role:
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:
2017-01-01
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EISSN:
1468-2230
ISSN:
0026-7961
Source identifiers:
695679
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pubs:695679
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uuid:2b5ad5bc-6a99-4fe4-b308-723861d2e92d
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pubs:695679
Deposit date:
2018-01-11

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