Cranwell v Cullen EAT/0046/14
Reports relating to this case:
Employment disputes: Early conciliation certificate necessary for tribunal claim even where actual conciliation impossible
- 9 September 2015
In Cranwell v Cullen EAT/0046/14, the EAT held that a claim in the employment tribunal could not proceed without an early conciliation certificate, even where actual conciliation was clearly impossible.
- 20 May 2015
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that a tribunal was right to reject a claim where the claimant had not contacted Acas under the early conciliation procedure. While the claimant's reluctance to initiate the procedure was understandable, given that the claim involved allegations of sexual harassment, the claimant did not fall within any of the statutory exemptions.