New ACAS Early Conciliation Procedure for Employees

With effect from 6 May 2014 employees will not be able to bring a claim for unfair dismissal or discrimination in the employment tribunal without first having notified ACAS (Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service) of the proposed claim. The intention of the new procedure is to provide a window of opportunity of up to one month during which the employer and the employee have the opportunity to resolve their dispute through ACAS, in the hope that proceedings in the employment tribunal might be avoided. Read more.

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