de Mota v ADR Network Ltd and The Co-operative Group Ltd – Do you need separate ACAS Early Conciliation Certificates for each Respondent?

de Mota v ADR Network Ltd and The Co-operative Group Ltd Our next case concerns Early Conciliation (EC). Section 18A of the Employment Rights Act 1996 requires prospective Claimants to complete ACAS Early Conciliation by providing the correct information to complete an EC form and upon completion obtain an EC Certificate with a valid reference [...]

The Commissioners for HM Revenue & Customs v Serra Garau

Happy Easter! Tomorrow is Good Friday so we are sending out our case law update a day early – better than chocolate, right? Last week’s case was about discrimination by association and was our first foray over to Northern Irish law. Today’s case is about ACAS Early Conciliation. Early Conciliation was introduced as part of [...]

Adams v British Telecommunications plc – Early Conciliation leniency

This case is an Early Conciliation case. Like our previous case on this topic, it suggests the court will be lenient towards potential Claimant’s human error during the process of early conciliation. Ms Adams, the Claimant was a finance manager at British Telecom, the Respondent. Upon termination of her employment the Claimant proceeded with ACAS Early Conciliation. [...]

TIC International Ltd v Ali

Hello, last week it was the newsletter and thus the time lapse between our last Case of the Week and this one means we have two cases for you this week, a Friday treat. The first concerns disability discrimination and death in service benefits whilst the second is about Early Conciliation. TIC International Ltd v [...]

Employment Tribunal: Early Conciliation Crackdown

Recent EAT judgements suggest Tribunals will not look favourably on parties who do not follow ACAS early conciliation procedure to the letter. This includes cases where the Claimant has gone through conciliation but submitted the incorrect number in their ET1 form such as Sterling v United Learning. Or in circumstances where conciliation between the parties [...]