ACAS Early Conciliation introduced
The ACAS Early Conciliation rules come into force next week, on 6th April. Early conciliation will be optional for the first month, and become mandatory on 6th May 2014. ACAS advise that it is always best for employers and employees to resolve disputes as early as possible, saving the time and anxiety of appearing at a tribunal.
Early Conciliation gives both parties up to a calendar month initially in which to explorer resolving their dispute using the services of an ACAS conciliator. ARAG policyholders are provided with access to a lawyer throughout this process and beyond if an agreement cannot be reached and the dispute escalates to tribunal for resolution.