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ACAS Early Conciliation


ACAS Early Conciliation came into force on the 6th April 2014 and for all dismissals on or after this date, it is necessary for a Claimant to firstly proceed with ACAS Early Conciliation before they can lodge a claim with the Employment Tribunal.

It is necessary for the Claimant to contact ACAS and provide them with the contact details for all of the parties to the claim so there can be a period of conciliation. This is called “Early Conciliation”. The Claimant can provide ACAS with the necessary contact details by submitting an online Early Conciliation form to ACAS, sending the form in the post to ACAS or telephoning ACAS. The Early Conciliation form can be found at www.ec.acas.org.uk

Once ACAS have received the Early Conciliation form, they will contact the Claimant to obtain their consent to proceed with Early Conciliation. If the Claimant consents, ACAS will then contact the Employer/Respondent to the proceedings in an attempt to reach a settlement. ACAS have a period of 1 month to conciliate which can be extended by 14 days, with the parties’ agreement, if there is a prospect of settlement occurring.

If conciliation fails, ACAS will issue a certificate with a unique number which the Claimant must then write on their claim form in order for their claim to be accepted.

You may be aware that there is a three month time limit to take a claim to an Employment Tribunal regarding allegations of unfair dismissal or claims for monies owed by way of accrued wages, holiday pay and expenses. The time limit begins from the date of the cause of action of which the Claimant complains. This time limit will be frozen from the moment the Claimant begins the Early Conciliation process. The time limit will start to run again and the Claimant will automatically be given additional time, where necessary, to ensure that they have at least 1 month of time remaining to enable them to lodge their claim.

You can therefore expect to receive Employment Tribunal Claim Forms up to 5-6 months after the termination of the employee’s contract.
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