Updated to reflect that the Government has published its response to its consultation on confidentiality clauses.
Demand for early conciliation services has risen by 21% compared with last year, according to the latest annual report from conciliation service Acas.
Updated to flag up the impact of the abolition of employment tribunal fees on this policy.
Chris Cook is partner and Keely Rushmore senior associate at SA Law. They round up the latest rulings.
Chris Cook is partner and head of employment and Keely Rushmore is senior associate at SA Law. They round up the latest rulings.
Beth Staniland is a trainee solicitor, and Emma Cousins, Ciara Jenkins, Iain Naylor and Lucy Sorell are associates at Addleshaw Goddard LLP. They round up the latest rulings.
Amanda Steadman is a professional support lawyer, Iain Naylor, Lucy Sorell and Rachael Wake are associates, and Jessica-Alice Curtis is a trainee solicitor at Addleshaw Goddard LLP. They round up the latest rulings.
In Cranwell v Cullen EAT/0046/14, the EAT held that a claim in the employment tribunal could not proceed without an early conciliation certificate, even where actual conciliation was clearly impossible.
In Sterling v United Learning Trust EAT/0439/14, the EAT held that an employment tribunal was entitled to reject a claim where the employee failed to include the correct early conciliation number.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to Acas early conciliation.