The Conservative Party recently took away worker rights to financial support for unfair dismissal tribunals in the United Kingdom. Which parties support reintroducing financial support and what are their specific positions?
The Labour Party has a manifesto commitment to "Abolish employment tribunal fees" as part of their 20 point plan for fairness at work.
More generally they promised "We will review the legal aid means tests, including the capital test for those on income-related benefits." and to "consider the reinstatement of other legal aid entitlements after receiving the final recommendations of the Access to Justice Commission led by Lord Bach."
It is worth noting that, unlike a court, representative at employment tribunals are often not lawyers. Union officers or advice centre workers can act as representatives. Lawyers are often not as well placed as a trained Union rep to spot errors made by an employer. Sourse