Employment disputes to go through Acas first

By Melissa Lesh

07 April 2014 at 11:13 BST

New tribunal laws in the UK mean that the Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) will now be the first stop for unhappy employees.

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Workers wanting to bring a case of unfair dismissal or discrimination must now inform Acas to see if the problem can be resolved  before resorting to an employment tribunal.Employers can also be fined up to £5000 on top of any back pay owed to the employee if they lose a case at tribunal.  The changes are to reduce time delays and excessive costs    Source: The Guardian


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