Employers: bound to conciliate

From 6 April 2014, employers are going to be affected by a significant change to the process for starting a tribunal claim in the form of mandatory pre-claim conciliation through ACAS.

While the responsibility for referring the matter to ACAS falls squarely on the employee (employers can start the process if they wish, but have nothing to lose if they don’t), the practical implications of the new process will affect employer and employee alike.

The essence of the scheme, which comes into effect on 6 April 2014 and will be compulsory for all claims started on or after 6 May 2014, is a set of four steps…

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