Dispute resolution

Alternative dispute resolution describes a range of techniques that involve a neutral third party helping to resolve a dispute between two parties, before recourse to courts or tribunals is necessary. Types of alternative dispute resolution include arbitration, conciliation, mediation and early neutral evaluation.


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Improve wellbeing by becoming ‘conversationally intelligent’

Workplace conversations happen all the time of course, but “good” conversation – talking that makes change happen or calms conflict...

Employment tribunal cases jump 39% after fees abolished

20 Jul 2018

Acas has seen a 39% jump in the number of cases that have gone to an employment tribunal since fees...

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BBC settles equal pay dispute with Carrie Gracie

29 Jun 2018

Carrie Gracie, the BBC’s former China editor, has received a payout from the broadcaster after it emerged she had been...

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Strikes reach lowest level since records began

30 May 2018

The number of labour strikes reached an all-time low last year, along with the number of workers involved in disputes,...

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Acas conciliators strike over workload concerns

11 May 2018

Staff at conciliation service Acas are striking today (11 May) over concerns about their workloads, following the decision to abolish...

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Tribunal claims up 90% since fees abolished

8 Mar 2018

The Ministry of Justice has released its latest round of data on tribunals – the first full quarter since fees...

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Do traditional grievance procedures destroy relationships?

18 Oct 2017

HR professionals have relied on formal grievance procedures for years, but are they still fit for purpose? In an extract...

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No growth in Acas early conciliation notifications

20 Jul 2017

The number of early conciliation notifications has levelled off according to Acas, which has published its 2016/17 annual report.
There...

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What do the new picketing laws mean in practice for employers?

31 May 2017

New picketing laws came into force in March designed to prevent trade unions adopting intimidating tactics during industrial action. Nick...

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Nine in 10 collective conciliation agreements are put in place

11 Aug 2016

More than nine in 10 collective agreements met through Acas conciliation were fully implemented in the workplace, the advice service...

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What can Amazon teach us about workplace relations?

19 Oct 2015

Amazon may be one of the world’s most successful online retailers, but the company hit the headlines recently due to...

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Strike reforms: Turnout thresholds are the least of the unions’ problems

3 Sep 2015

Consultant editor Darren Newman examines the Trade Union Bill and explains why, as currently drafted, the Bill places more restrictions...

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Will tougher trade union laws curb strike action?

7 Apr 2015

Public-sector stoppages have prompted the Conservatives to propose reforms that they think would curb strike action. But will these reforms...

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Personality clashes in the workplace: five interesting employment cases

27 Feb 2015

Personality clashes are the third most common cause of workplace conflict, according to an XpertHR survey. In what circumstances can...

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Dealing with a grievance

Five steps for dealing with a grievance raised by one employee about another

28 Jan 2015

When an employee raises a grievance, it is often about another employee. It could be an allegation of bullying by...

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