How will early conciliation changes affect you?
By Jo Hilliard
From 6 April 2014, anyone wishing to take employment tribunal (ET) action must first contact the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) and consider conciliation. This article looks at the changes affecting claimants, employers and lawyers.
Early conciliation (EC) refers to the new scheme under which a prospective claimant will be obliged to contact Acas prior to presenting an ET claim in respect of relevant proceedings.
The statutory provisions relating to EC are contained in the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013, section 7, which introduces new sections 18A and 18B into the Employment Tribunals Act 1996. The rules relating to the EC scheme are set out in the Employment Tribunals (Early Conciliation: Exemptions and Rules of Procedure) Regulations 2014, SI 2014/254…
Click on the link below to read the rest of the Addleshaw Goddard briefing.
News from Addleshaw Goddard
News from The Lawyer
Briefings from Addleshaw Goddard
Corporate News: ICSA Registrars Group guidance on articles of association and dividend distributions; and more
Addleshaw Goddard has published the June 2014 edition of Corporate News.
An employee cannot bring a breach-of-contract claim for losses flowing from the manner of dismissal even where the dismissal is in breach of an express contractual disciplinary procedure.
Analysis from The Lawyer
Could Slater & Gordon achieve its stated aim of becoming a top consumer brand by acquiring Pannone?
The past five years have not been easy for Addleshaw Goddard. The firm’s revenue fell 7 per cent from £173.1m to £161.9m between 2008/09 and 2010/11 and despite finances looking up in 2011/12, when Addleshaws reported a 30 per cent increase in net profit, it has shown no notable compound growth in turnover since 2007/08.