Employment News — 7 April 2014: the joys of spring — another round of reform start dates

The latest batch of employment reforms include:

  • ACAS early claim conciliation is available from 6 April 2014. From 6 May 2014, claimants will only be able to lodge a claim with the Employment Tribunal if they have first referred a complaint to ACAS for early conciliation (subject to certain minor exceptions).
  • Statutory discrimination questionnaires have been scrapped in relation to acts of discrimination after 6 April. Employees are now free to ask questions of their employer in any other format and employers will still have to be careful in responding, as tribunals will still be able to take any exchanges (or any failure to respond) into account…

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