Tags: Acas

Tribunal fees here to stay as claims continue to fall

The latest Employment Tribunal claims statistics have been published this week showing that the dramatic fall in the number of Tribunal claims has continued. This comes not long after trade union Unison had their latest legal challenge to the new fees system rejected, with many believing that they are now here to stay, which must…

Acas publishes new advice to help employers brush up on recruitment and induction

Acas have launched two new free practical guides today to help employers and managers recruit and settle in staff. Over the past year, the most common recruitment-related issues dealt with by the Acas helpline were around disclosing information (such as a disability or criminal records), probation periods, and how to construct a job advert. And…

Parliament approves Acas changes to disciplinary code of practice

Acas has today published a revision to its code of practice concerning disciplinary and grievance issues in the workplace. The changes, described as ‘minor amendments’, relate to the sections around accompanying work colleagues to disciplinary or grievance meetings. A judgment made by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in the case of Toal v GB Oils clarified the…

Fiona Rushforth: What difference has Acas Early Conciliation made?

ACAS, the employment Advisory and Conciliation Service, last month issued its report on the first quarter’s figures for the new Early Conciliation procedure. Why was Early Conciliation Introduced? Early Conciliation was introduced on 6 April 2014. Its aim was increase the number of potential claims settled without being the need for a formal claim to…