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
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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.
Updated to reflect the maximum compensatory award for unfair dismissal effective from 6 April 2017.
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HR and legal information and guidance relating to employment disputes.