Introduction of Early Conciliation


04 / 4 / 2014 2.30pm

Tribunal claims will not be accepted unless the complaint has been referred to Acas and a conciliation certificate issued. In advance of this, Acas have made available a free voluntary Early Conciliation service from 6 April. 

The introduction of Early Conciliation was announced as part of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013.

The expectation is that Early Conciliation will help resolve the majority of workplace disputes which may lead to an employment tribunal, including:

  • unfair dismissal claims
  • workplace discrimination and equal pay issues
  • redundancy issues
  • deductions from wages or unpaid notice/holiday pay
  • rights to time off or flexible working 

Find out more

Find out more from the Acas website, together with the forms claimants have to complete to notify us of their intention to lodge. For more information, you can also contact their Helpline on 0300 123 11 00.

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