ACAS Early Conciliation period extended to six weeks

By Caroline Cockbain, Associate Director.   Earlier this month, legislation was passed to extend the ACAS Early Conciliation period from one month...
Caroline Cockbain
11th Dec 2020

Latest ACAS statistics

By Angela Strzyzewska. The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) has published its most recent quarterly statistics, taking into account...
Angela Strzyzewska
29th Mar 2018

ACAS Code does not apply to dismissals for breakdown in working relationship

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has confirmed that the ACAS Code of Practice (the Code) on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures does not apply to dismissals...
Stuart Swan
30th Aug 2016

ACAS Code does not apply to some ill health dismissals

The general rule is that if an employer does not follow the ACAS Code of Practice (‘ACAS Code’) on disciplinary and grievance procedures, an Employment...
Stuart Swan
18th Jul 2016

ACAS guidance – Conducting workplace investigations

ACAS has published new guidance to help employers conduct workplace investigations. Prior to taking disciplinary action, it is essential that a proper investigation...
Gillian Melville
19th Jan 2016

ACAS publishes guidance on sexual orientation discrimination in the workplace

ACAS has published new guidance to help employers understand and deal with issues relating to sexual orientation discrimination in the workplace.
Gillian Melville
2nd Sep 2015

ACAS guide on handling staff pay

Smaller businesses without a dedicated payroll function may find it daunting to set up and maintain adequate systems for ensuring that employees are paid...
Gillian Melville
8th Jul 2015

ACAS Publishes Guide to rights for antenatal and adoption appointments

We have seen a number of developments in family-friendly law in recent months, including a new right for fathers, partners and civil partners to take time...
Gillian Melville
8th Jul 2015

Flexible working

The right to request flexible working was extended to all employees with 26 weeks’ continuous service or more in June 2014.
Stuart Swan
12th Jan 2015

Most fathers are not taking paternity leave

ACAS has recently reported that, despite legislation introduced in 2010 enabling fathers to take up to six months’ paid additional parental leave (APL),...
David Reid
5th Oct 2012

Employment Tribunal statistics highlight downward trend in number of claims

Latest Employment Tribunal statistics highlight downward trend in number of claims and highest awards in discrimination claims…
David Reid
27th Sep 2012

New ACAS guidance for managing redundancy

New ACAS guidance for managing redundancy for pregnant employees or those on maternity leave is now available.
David Reid
17th Aug 2012

ACAS Guidance on Social Networking - Expert Comments

On 1 September 2011 ACAS launched guidance on its website to help UK employers and employees get to grips with cyber issues which are estimated to cost businesses...
David Reid
15th Sep 2011

ACAS Guidance on Social Networking

On 1 September 2011 ACAS launched guidance on its website to help UK employers and employees get to grips with cyber issues which are estimated to cost businesses...
David Reid
15th Sep 2011
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