Acas report: Tension in workplace rises amid unstable job market

Conciliation service Acas has warned that the full depth and severity of the recession is still being realised across the UK employment landscape, the Herald reports.

In its annual report, which was published yesterday, the latest figures from the employment relations service show that Acas received more than 78,000 conciliation cases from the Employment Tribunal Service – almost a fifth more than last year.

There was also a 22% increase in unfair dismissal cases received by Acas over the past 12 months.

In total, Acas said it had received 55,000 cases involving claims for unfair dismissal this year, a rise of almost 12,000 cases over the previous year.

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