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 via 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 not to enter into early conciliation.
Jeya Thiruchelvam, senior employment law editor
Updated to include information on BAE Systems (Operations) Ltd v Konczak, in which the Court of Appeal considered if compensation for personal injury should be apportioned.
The Government's scheme for individuals to apply for tribunal fees refunds has been rolled out to all applicants, after a "successful opening phase of the scheme".
Updated to include information on Efobi v Royal Mail Group Ltd, in which the EAT considered the burden of proof in discrimination cases.
The Supreme Court has considered whether or not an employment tribunal has jurisdiction to hear a complaint by a doctor against the General Medical Council for discrimination.
Updated to include information on Chard v Trowbridge Office Cleaning Services Ltd, concerning a mistake on the early conciliation certificate.
The Supreme Court has held that EU law requires police officers to be able to bring discrimination claims in employment tribunals in respect of dismissals that are the result of police misconduct panel proceedings.
The Supreme Court has held that the State Immunity Act 1978 cannot prevent embassy staff from enforcing workplace rights derived from EU employment laws.
The Government has announced details of how individuals who paid employment tribunal fees can apply for a refund, following the Supreme Court decision that fees were unlawful.
Royal Mail has won a High Court injunction preventing next week's planned 48-hour strike by postal workers.
A table listing the unfair dismissal awards made by employment tribunals in 2016/17.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to employment disputes.