Employment: Employing a new approach
According to Acas, the number of employment tribunal hearings has fallen for the third year in a row as employers increasingly strive to deal with disputes before they reach the tribunal stage. Julian Hemming looks at what the phenomenon means for the future of employment law
Who wants to be an employment lawyer? If you have read the Acas Annual Report for 2003, you might be tempted to believe that employment law is a sector in decline. The report shows that the number of applications reaching employment tribunal hearings has decreased for the third consecutive year. Rita Donaghy, the Acas chair, suggests that reasons for this welcome decline include an increasing awareness and use by employers of the guidance produced by Acas to help employers and employees deal with grievance and disciplinary issues in an effective way.
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