Friday, 14 February 2014

Early Conciliation

The Employment Tribunals (Early Conciliation : Exemptions and Rules of Procedure) have been published, confirming 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 procedure is much simpler than that suggested by the draft Regulations issued last summer.  More to follow in due course...

Separately, another SI confirms that the financial penalty regime will also begin on 6th April 2014.

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