The new rules of procedure regarding early conciliation by ACAS for all new tribunal matters have been published. They confirm that early conciliation will come into force on 6th April 2014. Under the new rules, Claimants will need to contact ACAS before issuing a tribunal claim, albeit there is no obligation to actually engage in conciliation.
The new procedure is much simpler than was suggested in the draft regulations that were issued last summer. We will be reporting more on the detail nearer the implementation of the new rules and will also run a training event on them as part of our quarterly HR training. Watch our website or monthly newsletters for further details
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