Major changes to Employment Tribunals

Employment Tribunals have offered a free service to Claimants since they were introduced in the 1970s. However that all changed on the 29th July 2013 when fees were introduced for anyone starting a claim in the tribunal. A fee is… Read on

Employment Tribunal fees set to be introduced on 29th July

Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunal Service has recently announced that fees for employment tribunal claims will be introduced on 29th July 2013, subject to parliamentary approval. Until now there has been no charge for starting or continuing claims in the… Read on

Dismissal conversations to be kept from court

Business Secretary, Vince Cable, has just confirmed that legislation will be introduced to enable employers to offer termination packages to employees without fear that this will be used against them in a tribunal claim. This would extend the current without… Read on

What is an alternative dispute resolution?

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) describes a number of different processes designed to bring about a settlement without having to go to court. Pre-claim conciliation, offered by ACAS, is one form of ADR. Even if proceedings have started, ACAS can still… Read on

What is a compromise agreement?

A Compromise Agreement is the old name for Settlement Agreements. A Compromise Agreement (or Settlement Agreement) is a special type of agreement through which an employee can settle claims against an employer. An employee cannot contract out of their legal… Read on

What is mediation?

Mediation is a process through which parties in dispute work with an independent, neutral third person who works with them to identify the issues and assist them in reaching a resolution. Mediation is a confidential process. It is voluntary, so… Read on