Eversheds comments on changes ahead for the UK employment tribunal system

Geoffrey Mead, partner at Eversheds, has commented on the raft of changes ahead for the UK tribunal system. New changes coming in on 6 April 2014 will mean tribunals on or after this date will have a discretion to order an employer to pay a financial penalty if they are found to have breached employment rights in an aggravated way. Separately, a process of early conciliation (EC) for employment disputes is also being introduced from 6 April 2014. EC, a government initiative, is aimed at helping to settle workplace disputes without going to an employment tribunal.

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