Employment Rights (Dispute Resolution) Act 1998 comes into force
Implementation date: 21 May 2001
The Act makes various amendments to the rules
concerning tribunal procedure and constitution and makes provision for the ACAS
arbitration scheme. Procedural changes include extending the categories of
cases in which employment tribunal chairs can sit alone without lay members.
The Act also allows tribunals to take into account, when determining unfair
dismissal compensation, whether an employee attempted to make use of an
in-house procedure provided by his or her employer to appeal against his or her
dismissal, or whether the employer provided such a procedure but prevented the
employee from using it. The Act renames 'industrial tribunals' as 'employment
tribunals'. The Act can be viewed on the OPSI website.
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