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Claimant ordered to pay 7 individual deposits
In Wright v Nipponkoa Insurance (Europe) Limited the EAT has upheld an Employment Judge’s Order that a Claimant must pay 7 individual deposits in order to continue with each of his allegations of discrimination and whistleblowing. He was ordered to pay a total of £2,100, £300 in respect of each allegation. In confirming this, the EAT noted the broad discretion given to Tribunals both in deciding to order, and in setting, the amount of a deposit. The ET rules which came into force in 2013 allow a Tribunal to order a deposit of up to £1,000 in relation to any specific allegation; but this is not an overall limit – hence the Tribunal was able to order £300 per allegation in this case under the Rules.
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