Acas Early Conciliation 2014

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The anticipated Employment Tribunals (Early Conciliation: Exemptions and Rules of Procedures) have been published and confirm that Early Conciliation will come into force on 6th April 2014

The new legislation means that individuals who wish to bring a claim against their employer in an Employment Tribunal will first need to contact ACAS. It is however worth noting that there is no obligation under the rules to actually par take in conciliation.

Watch this space for further updates or for a more detailed understanding of the new rules why not book a space at the next Astons Employment Law Seminar in May. For full details on the Seminar please email

Written by
Edward Aston
14th February 2014