Early Conciliation (EC) through Acas has been mandatory since May and requires individuals and employers to consider agreements, whether financial or otherwise, prior to the formal tribunal process being commenced and any fees being levied against claimants.
Acas has just published statistics on the first six months of the regime, the main ones being:
There have been 37,000 EC cases.
3% of EC requests came from the employer.
10% of employees choose not to participate in [...]