Business will welcome publication by Acas of Settlement Agreements: A Guide to help them and their employees understand what settlement agreements are, their effects, when they might best be used and how they can be negotiated.
Employment tribunals hear claims regarding disputes in the workplace. On this page you can find articles, books and online resources providing guidance and background information.
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Employers involved in employee disputes will welcome a ruling that an employer’s allegation a pregnant employee lied about a miscarriage was not discrimination or harassment on grounds of sex or pregnancy. Legal Alert, June 2012.
Employers should note that the annual review of the maximum compensation that can be awarded in unfair dismissal and other cases will increase to a new maximum of £85,200 from 1 February. Legal Alert, February 2012.
Employers will welcome warning of a legal change to workers’ rights from next April. Legal Alert, December 2011.
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Handling tribunal cases
This chapter of the handbook looks at employment tribunals and includes: the role of employment tribunals; how to defend a claim; Reconsideration of a tribunal's decision.
Procedure for bringing a claim before an employment tribunal
This section of the chapter on employment outlines the procedure for bringing a claim to a tribunal, presenting a complaint, procedure at the tribunal, tribunal fees, and appeals.
Acas guidanceAdvice, guidance and practical resources on a wide variety of recruitment topics for both employers and employees, produced by the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service, Acas. Acas is the employment relations service for England, Scotland and Wales offering practical, independent and impartial advice to employers, employees and their representatives.
Acas statutory Code of Practice for handling disciplinary and grievance issues in the workplace.
Acas advice on using early conciliation as an alternative to lodging an employment tribunal claim.
Acas information on employment tribunals, including conciliation, removal of fees and financial penalties for employers.
Tribunals struggle as backlog of cases reaches new high
The article reports on a study which revealed that the number of outstanding employment tribunal cases has reached its highest level since the scrapping of tribunal fees in July 2017.
Tribunal fees one year on
Developments in employment tribunals since the Supreme Court's 2017 ruling that made tribunal fees unlawful in Great Britain. The article covers the number of claims brought by a single employee, the backlog of cases, and the possible reintroduction of fees.
Tribunal fees are finished
The Supreme Court in Great Britain has ruled against employment tribunal fees in a case brought by trade union Unison. The article looks at the impact of fees on the number of claims, the prevention of claims through internal policies, and the government's obligation to pay back fees paid since 2013.
Mechanic wins unfair dismissal appeal after attack: Case highlights importance of policies and proper investigations, say legal experts.
The article reports on the finding by the Employment Appeal Tribunal in the case of Arnold Clark Automobiles v. Spoor that a former employee was improperly dismissed following a physical altercation with a co-worker. Emphasis is given to topics such as suspension of the employee by the human resources department, the application of disciplinary policies, and following the course of an investigation.
Government information about how to apply to tribunals in the event of a dispute and what to do if taken to a tribunal.
Information for employers on being taken to a tribunal and for employees for taking employees to tribunal and includes forms and procedures
Case summaries involving employment law, discrimination, competition and other subjects. There is a subscription version (ICLR.3) which offers a more powerful research platform. A free trial of ICLR.3 is available.
A 2016 consultation on the reform of employment tribunals. The Government response was published in February 2017.
A searchable database containing full hearing judgments of the EAT which are transcribed or handed down by the Tribunal. Maintained by the British and Irish Legal Information Institute (BAILII).
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