Early conciliation and tribunal fees – the changing landscape for employment disputes

Early conciliation
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On-demand webinar

From 6 May 2014, those seeking to bring an employment tribunal claim must first contact Acas so that an attempt at early conciliation can be made. The new requirement follows last year’s wide-scale changes to the employment tribunal process, which included the introduction of fees.

The introduction of fees has led to a huge reduction in tribunal cases, and early conciliation is a further measure designed to reduce the number of claims that reach employment tribunals.

So what does this all mean for employers? How should they adapt their approach to disputes with employees?

Employment lawyer Laurie Anstis and Gill McCarthy, Acas director of operational policy and performance, join Rob Moss to discuss early conciliation and other important changes you need to know about.

Topics covered include:

  • Early conciliation – what’s it all about?
  • The introduction of tribunal fees – what incentives are there for employers to engage in early conciliation?
  • The new financial penalties regime – when will tribunals have the power to impose financial penalties on employers?
  • Current tribunal tactics and the future of settlement agreements.
  • Resolving disputes outside the employment tribunal system.

This free 60-minute webinar included a Q&A session, allowing the live audience to ask our panel questions. Originally broadcast on 9 April 2014.

Watch the on-demand webinar now

7 Responses to Early conciliation and tribunal fees – the changing landscape for employment disputes

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    Sarah 9 Apr 2014 at 1:32 pm #

    I know of several people who have registered for this webinar, and no links have been received. Is it still going ahead?

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    Angela 9 Apr 2014 at 1:58 pm #

    I registered and didn’t receive a link so registered again this morning but received a message saying it may take 24 hours to receive the link. I have left 2 voice mails and sent and email but still don’t have a link and the webinar starts in 5 minutes !!

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      Sarah 10 Apr 2014 at 8:42 am #

      The links never came through 🙁

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    Dee 9 Apr 2014 at 2:00 pm #

    same….. Should the emails/links have been set out yet?

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    Lyndsay 9 Apr 2014 at 2:07 pm #

    Any luck with getting the link? I registered this morning but have not received an email

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      Angela 9 Apr 2014 at 2:46 pm #

      no, I gave up !

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    PersonnelToday 11 Apr 2014 at 2:26 pm #

    Apologies to the small number of people who had problems receiving emails; this is mainly caused by email systems wrongly identifying our registration confirmations as spam.

    We are currently reviewing our communications to cater better for registrants who do not receive an email after registering for a webinar. We will make it much clearer from the outset when you should expect to receive confirmation, and provide clear guidance on what you can do to get log-in details if you fail to receive the confirmation email.

    The early concilation and tribunal fees webinar is now available to watch on demand following the links above.