Tag Archives: Acas

Unfair Dismissal: What’s it worth?

I remember the days when the compensation limits for unfair dismissal were nice round numbers. The compensatory award was set by Government as £8,000 (a while ago), £10,000 or £12,000. Then New Labour increased the limit to £50,000 and provided … Continue reading

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ACAS early conciliation – first results

Acas has published its first figures on the operation of the early conciliation scheme that came into effect in April this year. The figures they have released cover the period of 6th April 2014 – 30 June 2014 and show … Continue reading

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Early conciliation: what will success look like?

I should say at the outset that I am a big fan of Acas in general and its conciliation service in particular. In the hundreds of cases that I have been involved in – representing both employers and employees – … Continue reading

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Settlement Agreements and ‘no-fuss sackings’

The Guardian carried an interesting story on Sunday night headed ‘No-fuss sacking payouts included in employment law overhaul’. This article makes the remarkable claim that the new Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill will allow employers to ‘sack their workers by … Continue reading

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