From April 2009, the law governing how UK businesses deal with workplace disputes is changing. The idea is that the new system will be quicker, simpler and cheaper…
Acas – the employment tribunal and arbitration service – have issued a brand new Code of Practice on how employers should handle disciplinary matters and workplace grievances.
The UK Government is also offering additional support so that employers enjoy the maximum benefits from the changed rules.
In summary, the 2008 Employment Act:
- Empowers employment tribunals to amend awards by up to 25% if an employee or employer has acted unreasonably
- Repeals the mandatory 3-stage process for disciplinary and grievance matters
Help and advice from Acas
If you need help understanding how the new rules affect you and your organisation, try giving Acas a call on 08457 47 47 47.
Acas are also running a courses for businesses during a recession including managing staff in difficult economic times, restructuring and understanding redundancy.
Acas also have trained conciliators throughout the country who can help resolve various issues in the workplace.