Editor's message: Disputes that arise between employers and their employees may be resolved in a number of ways. For example, they may be resolved internally, through a process of mediation or negotiations that culminate in both parties entering into a settlement agreement. Where disputes cannot be resolved in one of these ways, the employer may find itself on the other side of an employment tribunal claim.
Potential claimants are required to submit prescribed information to Acas with a view to entering into early conciliation prior to commencing employment tribunal proceedings. However, it should be noted that the legal requirement is to submit the prescribed information and not to enter into early conciliation.
Claimants are also required to pay a fee to lodge a claim and a further fee if the claim proceeds to a hearing.
Jeya Thiruchelvam, senior employment law editor
We discuss Matthew Taylor's review of modern employment practices which outlined seven key principles for "good quality work for all".
The number of early conciliation notifications has levelled off according to Acas, which has published its 2016/17 annual report.
We provide a mid-year round-up of key employment law cases in 2017.
Updated to include information on Pereira de Souza v Vinci Construction UK Ltd, in which the Court of Appeal clarified the position regarding the 10% uplift on awards for injury to feelings.
The Court of Appeal has confirmed that the 10% uplift on general damages in civil claims applies to employment tribunal compensation for injury to feelings caused by discrimination.
Cases on appeal provides news on key case law developments that are expected.
Updated to include information on the EAT decision in Commissioners for HM Revenue & Customs v Garau on early conciliation certificates.
In this podcast, XpertHR consultant editor Darren Newman casts light on Polkey v AE Dayton Services Ltd, which established the Polkey principle in cases of unfair dismissal.
Updated to include the increase in compensation limits in cases of unfair dismissal, effective from 6 April 2017.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to employment disputes.