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A Guide to Costs in the Employment Tribunal

A claim in the Employment Tribunal can be a daunting prospect in itself.

However, many claimants also worry about the prospect of having to pay their opponent’s costs if they are unsuccessful in their claim.

At Law Centre NI, our employment team gets lots of queries about costs and so our Guide to Costs in the Employment Tribunal seeks to dispel some of the myths around an award of costs.

It outlines when a costs order might be made and the factors a tribunal should consider in deciding a costs application. We also provide guidance on the relevance of a costs warning letter and what to do if you receive an application for costs.

Our employment advisers provide advice and, in some cases, representation in defending applications for costs. For tailored advice and assistance, telephone our Employment Advice Line on 028 9024 4401.

Access the full Guide to Costs in the Employment Tribunal here.