Tribunal reform – December

Posted on December 14, 2013

Tribunal reform

Under the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 the majority of prospective claims will, from April 2014, be required to contact ACAS before they can lodge proceedings at the employment tribunal.  While it will be a requirement for prospective claimants to contact ACAS before they can lodge proceedings, the decision on whether to accept the offer of early conciliation will be entirely voluntary.  So the requirement is to merely contact ACAS rather than actually take part in pre-claim conciliation.