The rules on bringing a claim in the Employment Tribunal require employees to go through the compulsory Acas Early Conciliation procedure before a claim can be made. This gives you the opportunity to settle your workplace disputes without going to tribunal.
Since the launch of Early Conciliation there have been numerous cases of perfectly good claims being struck out because of errors or missed deadlines by employees. You can avoid this by using our Early Conciliation service and let us achieve the very best outcome for you.
The Early Conciliation process provides an opportunity to negotiate settlement on a claim without the need for tribunal proceedings. The process is normally completed in a month.
At Renney and Co we are experienced litigators and negotiators and we can swoop in to set out your claims and negotiate the best possible deal for you. This takes away the stress and burden of handling the matter yourself, as we know that workplace disputes can be very stressful.
We can deal with Early Conciliation on your behalf, to ensure the best outcome for you. We will:
We can provide a preliminary assessment of your case for as little as £195 + VAT.
Whatever your query, we're always available at the end of a telephone to help you sort out your employment and business matters. Ring us for a chat on 01225 632240 or use the contact form on this site.
We complete an Early Conciliation Notification Form and submit this to Acas on your behalf.
We will make sure the settlement protects you and that payment of compensation terms are watertight. We will check and explain all other agreed terms, for example a job reference or your tax position, and ensure that the agreement is enforceable and properly executed.
Acas Early Conciliation normally allows us up to four weeks to reach a settlement, which means there are no delays or hanging around. In most cases where we represent clients we reach a settlement within the 4 week deadline. If the ex-employer does not wish to settle out of court, the Early Conciliation can finish earlier, in which case Acas will issue an Early Conciliation certificate and you can then pursue your claim in the employment tribunal if you wish to do so. There will be a deadline for doing this and we will make sure you are aware of this, as Acas will not automatically give you this information.
Since May 2014, Acas Early Conciliation has been compulsory for the majority of claimants issuing claims in the Employment Tribunal although there are some limited exceptions.
You do not have to negotiate with your employer however your claim will not be accepted by an Employment Tribunal if Acas have not been notified of the potential claim first and issued you with a an Early Conciliation Certificate. [It is possible to obtain a certificate without trying to negotiate with your employer.]
You do not have to have a solicitor to represent you during the Acas Early Conciliation process but the statistics show that you have a better chance of getting the outcome you want with professional help.
The Acas Early Conciliation rules can be complicated, and as specialist employment solicitors we will help you identify what your claims are, how strong your case is, how much compensation you should be getting, and any other relevant factors (eg a decent reference.)
Simply telephone or email us as soon as possible.
If you have any questions, just ask us, that’s what we are here for.
Remember that the usual time limit for issuing a claim in the Employment Tribunal is 3 months from the end of your employment, or any other event complained of (for example discrimination), so you must act swiftly.
We look forward to working with you.
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I was very pleased with the speed of dealing with my business. From the appointment - which was also made quickly- to the advice given and speed of resolving my issues.
Thank you for your help sorting out our case in the employment tribunal.