ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service). Managing the process of dealing with ACAS can be awkward.
At PJH Law, we have extensive experience managing this process for employers and securing a favourable outcome. It’s a legal requirement for employees who wish to bring an employment tribunal claim to have made an early notification to ACAS.
If you need help with an employment law dispute and you have been contacted by ACAS for early conciliation, don’t panic, we have years of success dealing with employer disputes and ACAS conciliation.
To help you obtain the best result with any employee workplace dispute, our specialist employment law solicitors are on hand to take the headache away, so please call us on 01780 757 589, request a call-back or complete our online enquiry form.
Tribunal Claims usually have the following stages:
Employment tribunals are not as formal as a court hearing, but in a similar way to a court tribunals cannot give out legal advice, the evidence is given under oath or affirmation, and the majority of hearings are open to the public.
a. Early Conciliation with ACAS started and completed within 3 months of incident or dismissal.
b. Claim submitted within 30 days of the date of early conciliation.
c. Employer’s response within 30 days of the claim being accepted by the Employment Tribunal.
d. Most claims then have the following stages:
i. Preparation of schedule of loss.
ii. Disclosure of documents.
iii. Agreement on documents to be used at the hearing.
iv. Preparation of Hearing Bundle of documents.
v. Witness statements from relevant witnesses.
vi. Exchange of witness statements.
vii. Preparation of a list of issues, chronology, and cast list.
ix. Remedy Hearing.
e. A claim can take between 26 weeks to 52 weeks to conclude all steps from (a) to (d)