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Employment Act 2002

Section 23: Costs and expenses in the Employment Appeal Tribunal

65.This section replaces the existing section 34 of the Employment Tribunals Act 1996, which deals with costs in the Employment Appeal Tribunal. The power is aligned with the power to make costs rules for employment tribunals. Thus the power to make rules for the EAT is no longer limited to certain types of case, there is provision for wasted costs orders against representatives and specific provision for taxation or detailed assessment of costs. The rules will set out the limited circumstances in which costs orders can currently be made in the Employment Appeal Tribunal (see paragraph 58 above). The new section 34 also provides for the Employment Appeal Tribunal rules to enable the EAT to take into account a party’s ability to pay when making a costs award.

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