Early conciliation

The early conciliation service launches on 6 April 2014. It means that anyone wishing to make an employment tribunal claim needs to contact Acas first. Acas will try and resolve the dispute. If a resolution cannot be found through early conciliation, Acas will provide an “early conciliation certificate” which is required to take the claim to the employment tribunal.


 

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