What is early conciliation?
Early conciliation is the confidential process offered by the Advisory, Conciliatory and Arbitration Service (ACAS) to settle a workplace dispute before it goes to an employment tribunal.
When an employee wishes to make a tribunal claim, they must first contact ACAS (Advisory, Conciliatory and Arbitration Service). Without this initial procedure, a tribunal claim will not be accepted.
Why? Well, because ACAS must offer the potential claimant the chance for early conciliation – to settle a dispute before a claim can be initiated.
How can we help?
Peninsula is here to act as your representative throughout the entire early conciliation process. Just let us know that ACAS have contacted you, and we’ll do the rest.
Your assigned advisor will:
- Speak to ACAS on your behalf
- Advise whether a settlement is the best route for you – which it may not be.
- If conciliation is considered the best way forward, we’ll assess the value of the potential claim and advise you on an appropriate settlement amount
If you’d like to request representation throughout the early conciliation process, please call our experts on 0800 028 2420 and we’ll be delighted to help.