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The Guardian view on employment tribunal fees: denial of justice | Editorial

The UK’s supreme court has ruled the government wrong to levy charges. They undermine the rule of law. Ministers must respect the limits of power

Dave Prentis, the general secretary of Unison, can be forgiven for boasting that Wednesday’s supreme court ruling against employment tribunal fees is “the biggest victory in a court in British employment history”. The justices’ decision that the fees, of between £400 and £1,200, are an unconstitutional denial of access to justice, is a triumph both for workers and for the union that has been fighting their corner ever since the fees were …read more

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