Blog: Is 6 better than 3?

The Law Commission’s present review of the 3-month limitation period for bringing Employment Tribunal (ET) claims provides an interesting opportunity for reflection. Why 3? Apart from equal pay and redundancy pay claims, where the limitation period has been 6 months for decades, the 3-month window for all other ET claims is something with most of…
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Newsflash: ACAS early conciliation – an update

What do we already know? On 6 April 2014, ACAS launched a free early conciliation (EC) service for employers and employees. EC became mandatory for most types of Tribunal claims on 6 May 2014 (see our previous updates on EC here). Since that date ACAS has been publishing quarterly statistics to show use of its service.…
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ACAS news (1): Early conciliation – an update

What do we already know? On 6 April 2014, ACAS launched a free early conciliation (EC) service for employers and employees. EC became mandatory for most types of Tribunal claims on 6 May 2014 (see our previous updates on EC here). Since that date ACAS has been publishing statistics to show use of its service. We…
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Government reforms (1): ACAS early conciliation – an update

What do we already know? On 6 April 2014, ACAS launched a free early conciliation (EC) service for employers and employees. EC became mandatory for most types of Tribunal claims on 6 May 2014 (see our previous updates on EC here). In our September Newsletter Government reforms (3): ACAS early conciliation – an update we…
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Government reforms (3): ACAS early conciliation – an update

What do we already know? On 6 April 2014, ACAS launched a free early conciliation (EC) service for employers and employees. EC became mandatory for most types of Tribunal claims on 6 May 2014 (see our previous updates on EC here). In our May Newsletter Government Reforms (2): ACAS early conciliationwe let you know that to…
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Government reforms (2): ACAS early conciliation

What do we already know? On 6 April 2014, ACAS launched a free early conciliation (EC) service for employers and employees. EC became mandatory for most types of Tribunal claims on 6 May 2014 (see our previous updates on EC here). What’s new? ACAS has recently confirmed here that since the launch of EC around…
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Newsflash: Early conciliation – here we go…

As of 6 May 2014 the new Early Conciliation Rules of Procedure (EC) process is mandatory. The vast majority of claims presented to a Tribunal are now subject to the EC process (there are a few exemptions set out here). For further details on the Procedure please see our March Newsletter Government reforms (1): ACAS…
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Newsflash: ACAS web portal – early conciliation

What do we already know? The new Early Conciliation Rules of Procedure (EC) came into force on 6 April 2014.  Any new requests for conciliation from that date will be treated as EC.  However, the EC process will only be mandatory for claims presented to a Tribunal on or after 6 May 2014.  For further…
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Newsflash: ACAS guidance – early conciliation

What do we already know? The new Early Conciliation Rules of Procedure (EC) came into force on Sunday 6 April 2014.  Any new requests for conciliation from that date will be treated as EC.  However, the EC process will only be mandatory for claims presented to a Tribunal on or after 6 May 2014. For…
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Government reforms (1): ACAS early conciliation

What do we already know? The Government announced in November 2011 that it intended to introduce ‘Early Conciliation’ (EC) as the first step towards its stated aim of simplifying and streamlining the Employment Tribunal process. It then consulted on the detail of how Early Conciliation would work in practice. We set out the Government’s response…
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