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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