What is ACAS?
ACAS is a government funded body with a stated purpose to give employees and employers free, impartial advice on workplace rights, rules and best practice.
ACAS also plays a very important role before an individual makes a claim in the Employment Tribunal as they must tell ACAS before they do so. ACAS will then offer the individual ‘early conciliation’.
This is when ACAS talk to both the individual and their former (or current) employer about the dispute and the parties are given the chance to come to an agreement without having to go to tribunal. If an individual does not go through ACAS first, the Employment Tribunal will not accept their claim.
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