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Employment update - ACAS early conciliation

7 May 2014

From 6 May 2014, potential claimants to the Employment Tribunal are now required to first contact ACAS before they can bring their claim. The requirement to follow the early conciliation process changes the tactical ball game for employers as set out in the attached guidance note...

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Sexual harassment - changes ahead?

Following #MeToo, a consultation was launched by the Government in July 2019 on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace, considering a number of potential areas for reform.

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Lifting of restrictions

19 July 2021 marks the lifting of many restrictions within England including the cessation of the need for social distancing, the removal of the legal requirement for face masks, and the end of required homeworking.

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Special Severance Payments

It took over 5 years for secondary legislation implementing the £95,000 cap on public sector exit payments to be brought into force; only a few months after their implementation, the Government announced in February of this year that the Public Sector Exit Payments Regulations 2020 would be revoked, citing ‘unintended consequences’ which had been identified after ‘extensive review’.

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Scope of trade union rights

Back in 2017, the Central Arbitration Committee (CAC) declined an application by the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB) under the compulsory recognition procedures to be recognised for collective bargaining by Roofoods Limited, trading as Deliveroo.

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