Employment Law – Acas publishes annual report for year to March 2008Monday, August 11th, 2008
In a detailed and informative 100-page report, Acas has published a review of the services it provided to employers in the year to March 2008. The key statistics from the report include:
- Acas conciliation succeeded in reducing the potential workload of employment tribunals by 75%, slightly up on last year.
- 81% of workplaces reported an improvement in employment relations following intervention by Acas advisers compared to the 70% target that was set.
- The percentage of users for whom guidance helped solve a problem at work or reassured them they had taken the right course of action was 76%, exceeding the target of 65%.
Of over 150,000 cases received for conciliation from employment tribunals, over a third were equal pay cases. Over 33,000 unfair dismissal cases were handled, and cases involving payment of wages, redundancy pay and working time made up, together, about 20% of the caseload.
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