Acas Early Conciliation

1 December 2020

From 1 December 2020, the default period for Acas Early Conciliation will be six weeks (rather than 1 month, with an optional 2 weeks on top).

As a reminder, Early Conciliation is compulsory before an individual can bring an Employment Tribunal claim against their employer/former employer. This has been the case since 2014. The Early Conciliation period extends the individual’s limitation date for bringing a claim in order to allow for potential dispute resolution.