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.


The 11 most common issues raised at a disciplinary hearing

24 Sep 2013

Disciplinary and grievance procedures are an everyday aspect of many HR professionals’ working lives, but how does your experience of...

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Government confirms move away from current employment law commencement dates

14 Feb 2013

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has confirmed that some of the provisions of the Enterprise and Regulatory...

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Details of early conciliation process revealed

18 Jan 2013

The Government has launched a consultation on the early conciliation process, which will require prospective employment tribunal claimants to submit...

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Reforms aim to make employment tribunals quicker and cheaper

24 May 2012

A new Bill, presented to Parliament yesterday, will introduce early conciliation and a “rapid resolution” scheme aimed at making the...

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Employment law reforms confirmed in Queen’s Speech

9 May 2012

Proposed changes to employment regulations have been announced in the Queen’s Speech, confirming widespread speculation that such measures would be...

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Resolving workplace disputes without legal action

1 Nov 2011

Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) provides those involved in disagreements with an option to avoid stressful legal procedures, say Linda Goldman and Joan...

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Acas welcomes Government’s early conciliation proposals

30 Mar 2011

Acas has welcomed the Government’s proposal for potential employment tribunal claims to be referred for early conciliation, in its formal...

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Personnel Today interviews: Ed Sweeney, chairman, Acas

20 Mar 2009

  The new Acas code of practice will not necessarily result in reduced employment tribunal claims. With just two weeks...

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Acas code of practice on disciplinary and grievance: What the changes mean for HR

10 Mar 2009

Acas’s new workplace problem-solving process, a less prescriptive approach to dealing with grievance and disciplinary cases, comes into force on...

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Early intervention dispute resolution scheme trial cuts tribunal costs

11 Sep 2007

Pilots of an early dispute resolution scheme across a number of employment tribunals have been a success, initial results suggest.The...

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Tribunal numbers tumble as early resolutions rise

4 Mar 2003

The number of disgruntled workers going through employment tribunals has
fallen by 18 per cent, according to the latest figures....

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