The Employment Bill and dispute resolution

Posted on July 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

By PETER GROSE, partner, Lester Aldridge Solictors LLP

Any employer who has had to dismiss an employee, or has had the misfortune of finding itself in an Employment Tribunal in the last few years, will know that the current statutory employment dispute resolution procedures in relation to dismissing employees are fraught with dangers for employers.

The Government decided to introduce the statutory employment dispute resolution procedures (disciplinary, dismissal and grievance procedures) as a result of the findings of research undertaken by the Department of Trade and Industry (the DTI, now the Department of Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform) in 1998, which showed that more than a third of employment tribunal claims were lodged prior to any discussion of the dispute between the employer and the employee.

The aim of the procedures was to ensure that a minimum level of communication took place between the parties prior to any tribunal claim being issued, providing an opportunity for disputes to be resolved internally and so avoid the need for a tr

Comments are closed.

Latest blog posts

It’s a hard, hard world

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

A recent survey has found that 63% of the general public believe the NHS provides social care and 42% think...

Sign-up and pay, or perhaps pay more

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

There are powerful arguments why carers working at night in small specialist care facilities should be paid their full hourly...

The parallel universes of social care

By guest blogger JOHN BURTON

The Care Quality Commission’s adult social care ‘productivity’ dipped in August and for the umpteenth time the 90% target of...