Conciliation helps prevents 71% of cases from reaching a hearing
Acas has published an independent research paper which considers the effect of its conciliation processes and reveals that 71% of cases did not proceed to a hearing.
Between April 2015 and March 2016:
- Acas dealt with 92,000 early conciliation cases, nearly 1,000 more than the same period the previous year
71% of claims either notified to Acas or issued did not then proceed to a hearing. This statistic can be broken down as follows:
- 31% of cases were settled at the early conciliation stage
The report also revealed that:
- 54% of claimants thought that taking part in early conciliation made it quicker to resolve their employment tribunal claim
The Research Paper, Evaluation of Acas conciliation in Employment Tribunal applications 2016, can be viewed here.
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