Employment disputes

Jeya Thiruchelvam

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

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